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09-30-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By TallRider

I liked Frame Saver, but followed advice...

I liked Frame Saver, but followed advice originally from HillRider that Amsoil's HDMP (Heavy Duty Metal Protector) is the same stuff, but twice as much for half the price.
Here's a thread from 2006...
09-30-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By TallRider

I'm not a particular fan of lawyer tabs, but...

I'm not a particular fan of lawyer tabs, but since they are below the dropout, they aren't on an area that otherwise receives stress.
Unless you're specifically referring to the Schwinn system which...
09-23-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By TallRider

The Peugeot Carbolite is a low-end frame (I think...

The Peugeot Carbolite is a low-end frame (I think the name comes from high-carbon steel used in the frame) plus it's fairly beat up. It will totally function for riding to/from the gym, and not being...
09-19-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By TallRider

New leather saddle is looser on one side - likely to break in asymmetrically?

I recently purchased a minimally-used Velo Orange leather saddle. This is the model 3, similar profile to a Brooks B17, but thicker leather and longer break-in based on other comments I've read about...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TallRider

Yeah, I was just thinking that a low-rider rack,...

Yeah, I was just thinking that a low-rider rack, since it crosses the curved (and most flexy) part of a fork, might stiffen it somewhat. But it sounds like not much, if at all.

I appreciate the...
09-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Gotcha, thanks for that clarification. I did...

Gotcha, thanks for that clarification. I did wonder about your picture because I couldn't see the adjustable piece that I expected to see on the V.O. rack.
09-03-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By TallRider

What's the ideal bike pump if you could have a custom frame mount or peg?

A framebuilder (Erik Billings at CB Cycles in Oakland, if you're interested) is going to make some modifications to a nice lugged steel frame for me. Since the frame will need repainting afterwards,...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TallRider

I live near Yosemite, and this year I was the...

I live near Yosemite, and this year I was the first cyclist to Glacier Point when they opened the road to cyclists (a day or two before they open to motor traffic, as they still have some things to...
09-03-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Thanks, Doug! I think this steers me toward the...

Thanks, Doug! I think this steers me toward the Compass/Herse rack (designed to connect to centerpull posts instead of to the fork crown's center bolt hole) or a custom rack. The Compass racks are...
09-03-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

That's one of the reasons to have caliper pivots...

That's one of the reasons to have caliper pivots brazed onto the frame, as I'm doing. The pad is not far from the point where the brake attaches to the frame (unlike most caliper brakes that mount at...
09-03-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Thanks for clarifying about where the rotation...

Thanks for clarifying about where the rotation occurs. That takes away my worry about the Delrin (nylon/plastic, if I remember correctly, although I'd forgotten the term until you mentioned it)...
09-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

This page...

This page (http://https://ruedatropical.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/mafac-dia-compe-paul-centerpull-brake-specs/) lays out the spacing for Mafac Racer/Competition, vs Raid (more clearance for fatter...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TallRider

Thanks for the feedback; I figured front...

Thanks for the feedback; I figured front low-rider racks are fairly flexible and/or standardized, but it's good to have confirmation.

I wanted a low-trail bike for riding with front loads - mainly...
09-03-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I will post...

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I will post pictures of the final result.

Some people asked why I'm going with centerpull brakes instead of cantilevers. Both work well with larger tires and...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By TallRider

Modifying fork to accept low-rider rack - need to be specific to a rack type?

I'm getting a fork modified with some braze-ons (to take a rando-bag rack, post-mounted centerpull brakes, and low-rider rack).

In this thread I am asking about locations for low-rider braze-ons....
09-03-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Great, the bolded info is I was looking for. I...

Great, the bolded info is I was looking for.
I have a follow-up question: in all Dia-Compe centerpull brakes that I've disassembled, the brass bushing is press-fit into the plastic pieces which fit...
09-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Centerpull posts (Dia-Compe and Mafac use the...

Centerpull posts (Dia-Compe and Mafac use the same size posts, I think) are different size than cantilever posts. With the exception that the excellent Paul Racer centerpull brakes...
09-03-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By TallRider

Use 70s Dia-Compe centerpulls with braze-on posts: need new bushings?

I'm getting my 1981 Nishiki frame modified by Erik Billings (CB Cycles in Oakland), including frame-mounted posts for centerpull brakes. Planning to go with Dia-Compe, because
(a) I have a bunch...
08-22-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By TallRider

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'll use a...

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'll use a dremel or drill next time I'm in Seattle. Or maybe my fiance will do it before then.


Yeah Ben, the base-level Planet Bike "Hardcore" fenders have...
08-22-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By TallRider

How to remove mudflap rivets on Planet Bike fenders?

The mudflap on front fender broke off after thousands of miles and getting kicked by my toe a few times (toe overlap).

I bought replacement mudflap from Planet Bike, and it comes with snap-on...
04-24-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TallRider

You should be able to figure out if the one brake...

You should be able to figure out if the one brake being tighter is caused by
a) spring too stiff
b) pivot(s) too tight
In the former case, the brake will pop open immediately when squeezed...
04-24-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By TallRider

I can confirm that the frame's rear triangle is...

I can confirm that the frame's rear triangle is in perfect alignment (checked everything, including dropout faces being parallel and RD hanger alignment) before building up this bike. Additionally,...
04-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By TallRider

Maybe not, but the OP might still be able to work...

Maybe not, but the OP might still be able to work with what he has.
Some people just prefer to sit up really straight, too.
But worth raising the question in case the OP is willing to put a lot of...
04-18-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By TallRider

any JIS square-taper BB with 95-97mm spindle?

I have a Shimano M900 triple crankset (last square-taper XTR crank), which I've used on road bikes since 1995 (built my first road bike with a triple while working at a shop during high school)....
04-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By TallRider

Your options are a) go for a Wald 870 handlebar...

Your options are
a) go for a Wald 870 handlebar as easyupbug mentions - this has more rise than the 872
b) swap the stem (the part that connects the handlebars to the fork) for something with more...
04-09-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By TallRider

If you're thinking of switching for lower gears,...

If you're thinking of switching for lower gears, consider a "sub-compact" crankset like a 46/30. This doesn't make it any easier for you to replace stuff, but I'm a strong believer in subcompact...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By TallRider

Thanks - that's the kind of comment I was looking...

Thanks - that's the kind of comment I was looking for when I posted. Maybe I'd find more people with opinions-from-experience in the SS/fixed-gear forum.
I'll probably put interrupter levers on...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By TallRider

Interrupter levers (as pictured in my OP) fit on...

Interrupter levers (as pictured in my OP) fit on 23.8mm bars, and are what I would put on the flat portion of this bar.
This would allow me to run both brake levers simultaneously if I want.

I'm...
01-28-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By TallRider

Just a note to say that "c" is not a unit if...

Just a note to say that "c" is not a unit if width measurement. Kudos for actually referring to 28mm tires.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By TallRider

Should I use flat-bar or TT brake levers on bullhorn bar?

I'm switching to bullhorn bars on my commuter, and am curious about people's preferences for brake lever type.
My bullhorn bars have a horizontal straight section, so I'll have hand positions...
01-22-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By TallRider

It's good to hear from people experienced with...

It's good to hear from people experienced with this wheelset. This makes me a lot more comfortable about my friend using this bike without the effort of changing out the wheels.

When I say my...
01-21-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By TallRider

My friend tends to be a lower-rpm pedaler, which...

My friend tends to be a lower-rpm pedaler, which optimizes his strengths (can squat over 400#) and minimizes the downside of having such heavy legs (more work to spin them quickly).

I know the...
01-21-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By TallRider

Campy Zonda wheels safe for 220# rider?

A buddy of mine is looking at a bike with Campagnolo Zonda wheels, and I'm curious whether they will handle his weight. He is 220#.
My friend has been riding a normal 32-spoke rear wheel (14g...
11-15-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By TallRider

That's definitely thrown some people off on these...

That's definitely thrown some people off on these types of questions. But in this case it's accounted for.
11-15-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By TallRider

There's bike shops, and some good ones. But very...

There's bike shops, and some good ones. But very few mechanics these days have experience manipulating anything about steel frames (I've asked around on cold-setting rear triangles, but ended up just...
11-15-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By TallRider

I'd love to do this. But I don't know that...

I'd love to do this. But I don't know that there's "a good [neighborhood] frame builder" in my area. How does one go about finding one?
11-15-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By TallRider

Thanks for all the feedback. This is helpful for...

Thanks for all the feedback. This is helpful for me to think through causes, solutions, and whether a solution is needed.

The bike doesn't feel great no-hands, but I'm not leaning it to one side...
11-14-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7,499
Views: 665,898
Posted By TallRider

I love these paint jobs. In 2006, my brother...

I love these paint jobs.
In 2006, my brother stayed with me for a semester after he graduated from college. He was unwilling to ride the pink "Miami Vice" Centurion because he "didn't want anyone to...
11-14-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By TallRider

Steel fork aligns rim slightly off-center

I've built up a 1981 Nishiki International as an allroad bike. (Traditional-diameter butted steel tubing, long wheelbase, 60.5mm top tube for my tallness, 36mm trail with 38mm tires. And looks fairly...
11-13-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By TallRider

Isn't the Marathon a bombproof tire with a really...

Isn't the Marathon a bombproof tire with a really stiff/rigid ride? I don't see the point of running it tubeless.
11-13-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By TallRider

she's apparently a good racer; the 720 hybrid...

she's apparently a good racer; the 720 hybrid ain't her only bike
the story reminds me of working on my dad's old Raleigh when I was a kid, that got me into mechanics work
11-09-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By TallRider

That does seem to be the final solution....

That does seem to be the final solution. Hopefully an earlier one works.
There's a good chance that this won't be noticeable with a 38mm tire (although only measures 35) with a lot of air run at...
11-08-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By TallRider

Good point, this is indeed a dip, not a hop. I...

Good point, this is indeed a dip, not a hop.
I realized after posting this that I hadn't tried overinflating. This may be less effective as tires get fatter (and max pressures aren't as high).

Do...
11-08-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By TallRider

I can rarely get a Panaracer Pasela tire to seat without a "hop"

I generally like Panaracer Pasela tires - low price, and fairly supple for the price point. I've used 700c * 28mm Paselas for years, and during that time have almost never been able to get them to...
11-08-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By TallRider

I would strongly recommend *against* 13g (2.3mm)...

I would strongly recommend *against* 13g (2.3mm) spokes. Because the thicker wire is less flexible under load, they actually put *more* stress on the rim. If you are on a tandem or touring bike and...
11-04-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,288
Posted By TallRider

That's why blind testing is brilliant. Nets...

That's why blind testing is brilliant. Nets placebo out of the equation.
The difficulty is, different riders (weight, power, pedaling style) interact with frames differently.

One thing that makes...
10-31-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,288
Posted By TallRider

The concept of planing is difficult to test....

The concept of planing is difficult to test. Heine's contention is that a rider can actually put out *more power* on a frame that planes for them. They went so far as to have visually identical...
10-28-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,078
Posted By TallRider

A reasonable question, but I'm...

A reasonable question, but I'm comfortable/confident that the findings didn't happen because Jan/BQ rigged the data or because they only reported the tests that make their tires look better.
The...
10-28-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,288
Posted By TallRider

I've said for years that if manufacturers had...

I've said for years that if manufacturers had evidence that stiffer frames --> more power transfer, they'd present the evidence. Instead, manufacturers just relied on "stiffer must be faster" until...
10-28-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By TallRider

A longer skewer won't put the outer edges of the...

A longer skewer won't put the outer edges of the quick-release further apart to fit into the Kickr Snap trainer. The width depends on the hub spacing plus the dropouts. If this is a frame with...
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