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Forum: Commuting
03-28-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Boye

Your requirements seem quite close to what I was...

Your requirements seem quite close to what I was looking for (except the child seat, it does have a trailer mount).

I ended up with a Surly Disc Trucker:...
01-18-18, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,522
Posted By Boye

And it is still such a fine crankset!

And it is still such a fine crankset!
Forum: Commuting
01-12-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,455
Posted By Boye

I think both look pretty good for flatbar bikes....

I think both look pretty good for flatbar bikes. Make sure they have clearance for fenders and mountings for a rack.

Also, there is no need to go for more narrow tyres during the summer - a...
01-10-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,396
Posted By Boye

This is what I did and my needs seem quite close...

This is what I did and my needs seem quite close to OPs. The result can be seen here: https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1132114-new-year-new-commuter.html

Reasons for building:


I knew...
01-09-18, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Boye

This would also be my concern. Plus chainline....

This would also be my concern. Plus chainline. The Sora FD on the Ridgeback is the native match for the STI's, so that will work.

But the problem with a road FD and MTB crankset can be:


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01-08-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Boye

Do they make them that big? I have only seen up...

Do they make them that big? I have only seen up to 28mm.
01-08-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,024
Posted By Boye

Some of the never Shimano road triples cannot...

Some of the never Shimano road triples cannot have a smaller front ring than 30t mounted. Stupid, I know.
01-05-18, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Boye

Tourney STI hoods seems to match:...

Tourney STI hoods seems to match: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1125648-shimano-sora-3300-hood.html
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Maybe is it because of the crankset, I don't...

Maybe is it because of the crankset, I don't know. But I have no issues. My FD and crankset are made for each other and I can run small-big and big-small without any rubbing. I haven't modified the...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Thanks for the ideas. Using to threaded mounting...

Thanks for the ideas. Using to threaded mounting boss on the inside of the fork might turn out good!

The current wire is integrated into the light (no connectors at that end) so I prefer not to...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Greetings! It is an XT FD-M773-3. I had to...

Greetings! It is an XT FD-M773-3.

I had to hunt down a 28.6mm adapter for it today - the bike shop owners I visited couldn't remember when they last needed such an old thing, but eventually we...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Thanks. I'm going to cut down that steerer as...

Thanks. I'm going to cut down that steerer as soon as I have ridden it a couple of times to find the right handlebar height.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

Yes, the Bituminous Gray and Hi-Viz Black look...

Yes, the Bituminous Gray and Hi-Viz Black look boring compared to this one, IMO.

The thing mounted on the seat stays is a frame lock - easy to use and makes sure that theft is covered by...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Boye

New year - new commuter

Just wanted to share my new commuter. Most of the parts are reused from a previous bike but the frame is new. Surly is discontinuing this Disc Trucker color for 2018, so I grabbed one on sale.

Is...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Boye

For me a commuter/utility bikes needs the...

For me a commuter/utility bikes needs the possibility to take a rack and I would therefore try to avoid disc brakes on the seat stay.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By Boye

No, not really. Rosebikes.de would be my go-to...

No, not really. Rosebikes.de would be my go-to shop for rims, spokes and dynamos here in the EU, and they deliver to Malta. They also provide prebuilt wheels.
12-06-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By Boye

Whoa, that's a lot of bike for the money.

Whoa, that's a lot of bike for the money.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Boye

I'm am running a 9-speed Deore RD on a 8-speed...

I'm am running a 9-speed Deore RD on a 8-speed drivetrain. I had an Alivio before but it couldn't withstand the weather, so I wanted to have better materials, and the Deore is working just fine on a...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,410
Posted By Boye

I don't find 35mm tires to be too wide for...

I don't find 35mm tires to be too wide for commuting. I you have tires with many knobs a slick in 35mm is a good solution. Remember, the wider the tire, the faster it rolls (all other things equal:))
Forum: Commuting
10-18-17, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,474
Posted By Boye

If you don't like the build of the Macho Man you...

If you don't like the build of the Macho Man you can also buy just the frameset and build it up with the brakes etc. that you want. The price for just the frame is fair enough, I think.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,474
Posted By Boye

As you point out the seattube length and...

As you point out the seattube length and standover height is the biggest difference in geometry between the two, so I you are certain about stack and reach both will fit you. The head tube angle...
Forum: Touring
10-13-17, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Boye

700x35C and 37-622 is the same size, just in two...

700x35C and 37-622 is the same size, just in two different formats, french size and etrto.

Bike tire size - Tabel of tires sizes for bicycle wheels (http://biketiresize.com/)
Forum: Commuting
10-11-17, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Boye

I'm no lawyer but know some things about the...

I'm no lawyer but know some things about the Danish market laws.

First of all, the product doesn't have a two year warranty. They advertise 12 months warranty and then an additional 12 months of...
06-19-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Boye

So the unit was a backorder and didn't arrive...

So the unit was a backorder and didn't arrive until Friday.

The result is brilliant! I had to cut an extra slot but it was easy enough to work with.

The fit of the rubber hoods is absolutely...
06-06-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Boye

Thanks for the confirmation, I will go ahead and...

Thanks for the confirmation, I will go ahead and place my order.

I'll update this thread with the result.
06-04-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Boye

Exactly, it's about fit. You buy the spare...

Exactly, it's about fit.

You buy the spare part as a whole assembly, so no fine tinkering needed. But I have taken apart my Power Shift shifter and put it back together, so they are not too...
06-04-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Boye

Can I rebuild a Campagnolo Power Shift shifter with Ultra Shift mechanism?

In 2012 I bought a set of Veloce Ergopower Power Shift shifters. But after 2,5 years it started overshifting going down on the cassette.

I could understand this was a common fault with the Power...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By Boye

And the DH-3D30 if you need discs, also available...

And the DH-3D30 if you need discs, also available with both QR and solid axle.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,966
Posted By Boye

Shimano does too, the DH-3D30.

Shimano does too, the DH-3D30.
09-14-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By Boye

Thank you very much for this information! I...

Thank you very much for this information! I haven't found it anywhere else, but it is quite obvious, now I know, how the plug can cover the connectors.

What I can't get my head around, though, is...
08-25-11, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,955
Posted By Boye

But of course the number of speeds of the...

But of course the number of speeds of the shifter, cassette and chain must match.
08-18-11, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Boye

To try youself could be a good lesson and...

To try youself could be a good lesson and starting point for learning about bike mechanics.

A Deore or Alivio rear mech will probably be a good bet.
08-02-11, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Boye

Unless you get a 10-speed MTB RD.

Unless you get a 10-speed MTB RD.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Boye

Maybe the Racktime Addit? 383.4mm from mounting...

Maybe the Racktime Addit? 383.4mm from mounting holes to top of the platform. 2cm under the platform there should be a room of 56.6mm width.

Have a look:...
06-25-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Boye

No problem. Problems may arise the other way...

No problem. Problems may arise the other way around though. I ones fitted a 1.2mm cable to a Sram S7 twist shifter. It wasn't easy, so I would buy a 1.1 next time.
06-23-11, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Boye

Jgeldner is right. But with Campy brakes you will...

Jgeldner is right. But with Campy brakes you will loose the QR to take off the wheel, so stick with Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Boye

Thanks a lot. According to this thread...

Thanks a lot. According to this thread http://www.cyclechat.net/topic/81223-campagnolo-rd-cable-pull-2011-vs-last-decade/ and also the Campagnolo docs, they have changed the cable pull for 2011,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Boye

Is that running 2011 Veloce shifters with a 2010...

Is that running 2011 Veloce shifters with a 2010 or older RD? That shouldn't be compatible according to Campagnolo, so I'm interested to hear your experience?
06-08-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,695
Posted By Boye

At least disadvantage of running with the brake...

At least disadvantage of running with the brake on the front of the right leg: no option for hub dynamo. They are made for rotating in a certain direction and can't be rotated.
06-01-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Boye

If you have a 11-32 cassette on your Apex, a 105...

If you have a 11-32 cassette on your Apex, a 105 mech will not be able to handle that. Get a 9-speed Shimano MTB RD instead.
05-31-11, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Boye

10 speed FD and RD with be compatible, if your...

10 speed FD and RD with be compatible, if your 9-speed is from after 2001. Campagnolo made two iterations of its 9-speed stuff, and only the latter is compatible with 10-speed.

If you change to...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-11, 02:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,110
Posted By Boye

You're welcome! But we haven't quite reached 40%...

You're welcome! But we haven't quite reached 40% yet in Copenhagen. But if you join: one up!
05-11-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Boye

It will surely work. Here the 105 5700 RD is sold...

It will surely work. Here the 105 5700 RD is sold as being 8, 9 and 10-speed compatible:...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Boye

Then you are measuring the wrong dimension. You...

Then you are measuring the wrong dimension. You should measure on the inside on the dropout. Should be 130mm on your Portland. But as said, it will not solve your other problems.
05-03-11, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Boye

Wheels are radially laced when the spokes do not...

Wheels are radially laced when the spokes do not cross each other on their way from the hub to the rim. Usual practice is only to do so, when there are no forces applied from the hub to the rim. This...
05-03-11, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Boye

Agree, I haven't tried a wheel with radial lacing...

Agree, I haven't tried a wheel with radial lacing and a hub brake and seen it fail, but everyone seems to recommend against it.

I actually went to a Technical Museum the other day, where they had...
05-03-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Boye

dabac has the answer. Looks like a nice wheel,...

dabac has the answer. Looks like a nice wheel, and it will only be cheaper if you can find a direct replacement wheel and build it up yourself.



OT: Is the front wheel of that bike radially...
05-02-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By Boye

Linear brakes are normally regarded as more...

Linear brakes are normally regarded as more powerful than other types of rim brakes. Maybe pads should be upgraded?
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