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10-30-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,227
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Those holes are a great entrance point for Frame...

Those holes are a great entrance point for Frame Saver; a good idea for a steel frame.
09-06-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

One of my bikes is 7 yrs old with about 15k miles...

One of my bikes is 7 yrs old with about 15k miles and still going strong on the origional 105 octalink. It's still as smooth as a baby's bottom.
05-27-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I've had great results with my ultrasonic...

I've had great results with my ultrasonic cleaner, using Simple Green in solution, rinse with hot, hot, hot water. Then dry with compressed air and lightly oil
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

With 700c X 32, my 56 cm LHT measures ~81.5 cm.

With 700c X 32, my 56 cm LHT measures ~81.5 cm.
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Since you live at or near sea level, it might be...

Since you live at or near sea level, it might be advisable to stay as low as you can for the early part of your ride. It would also help if you could acclimate for a few days somehow before climbing...
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

A couple suggestions. I have used my BoB across...

A couple suggestions. I have used my BoB across the U.S. (southern tier) and on several shorter tours. Keep your load as low and toward the rear as possible and you shouldn't have the high-speed...
04-08-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I seriously doubt you'll find much corrosion if...

I seriously doubt you'll find much corrosion if the outside hasn't experienced any. You can attack some by running a long stem hone tool or wrap emery around a split shaft (home made). There may be...
04-06-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,478
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

"B" ajustment not properly adjusted, not taking...

"B" ajustment not properly adjusted, not taking up enough slack in the chain.
01-31-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

SDI Repair Guy

Hi guys,

A while back, I heard about a guy who can repair some STI shifters. I've searched and couldn't locate info on him. I have a friend who might be able to use this service. Your help will...
01-26-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,597
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I used to work with a guy like this. As soon as...

I used to work with a guy like this. As soon as the kids were grown up, his wife left him. Chill brother, chill.
01-16-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I have thumb shifters on my touring bike due to...

I have thumb shifters on my touring bike due to the KISS theory. I never worry about problems when I'm out in the middle of BFE. I'd look for some good old Suntour shifters. You can find all sorts...
11-22-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,827
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

May also be not enough tension on the "B"...

May also be not enough tension on the "B" adjustment to pull up slack properly. Also, idle wheels on RD may need lube. If they are not free, they could allow the chain to slacken up too much.
11-14-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I use the Delta extender on our tandem with a...

I use the Delta extender on our tandem with a threadless stearer tube. It works great and comes with a long enough bolt to engage the star spangled nut. It's strong and I totally trust it.
11-09-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

It also may be that you didn't get the wheel hub...

It also may be that you didn't get the wheel hub seated properly in the fork drops after removing/replacing the front wheel. Best way is to loosen the quick release while standing over the handle...
11-07-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I've never had any cable problems, other than...

I've never had any cable problems, other than proper adjustment. Oh, I have forgotten to rotate the little lever on the caliper to take up the necessary slack, or forgotten to re-engage a linear...
11-05-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

You could take it to a bike shop where they may...

You could take it to a bike shop where they may have a heavier duty tool. It will come out with enough force. Most chain tools have replacable pins if you break the pin. Some of those pins can be...
11-04-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Simple weight weenie solution. Eat one less...

Simple weight weenie solution. Eat one less donut!!
11-04-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,020
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

How about moving them down, next to the brake...

How about moving them down, next to the brake levers on the flat part of the bars? You may have to use different grips, or even cut some (shorter) to provide enough bar space for the shifters. I...
11-04-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,260
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Some cranks can simply be removed by "unscrewing"...

Some cranks can simply be removed by "unscrewing" the crank bolts (usually 8 mm hex). Most, however, require a crank pulling tool as indicated above. First, try unthreading the crank bolts, if they...
09-23-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,258
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I understand your situation. I, too, don't like...

I understand your situation. I, too, don't like the idea of screwing up a nice frame and/or paint job with a kick stand when the frame doesn't have a mounting plate. I also pull a BoB with my Long...
09-23-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I realize this doesn't answer your specific...

I realize this doesn't answer your specific question. However, have you considered a (sun) glasses or helmet mounted mirror? I use a "take a look" brand mirror and can't imagine using anything...
09-23-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

The best description I can give you about how it...

The best description I can give you about how it should feel is "pretty snug." If you use a "three way" wrench, twist pretty hard on it. If you use a 3/8" drive socket, use about as much "wrist...
09-22-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,666
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I have so many reasons to be content with life. ...

I have so many reasons to be content with life. Throughout the last 14 months I've had to deal with a seriously broken femur (2, 12" struts with 12 screws), and, just for fun, prostate cancer thrown...
09-16-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

If your cable is properly adjusted, this will...

If your cable is properly adjusted, this will give you sufficient adjustment range. I set my bikes up one notch away from slackest setting, then the following notches will take up sufficient slack,...
09-16-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I would also check the R/D cable, especially...

I would also check the R/D cable, especially under the bottom bracket where things can get pretty gunky. It may be time to replace the complete cable assembly, both sleeve and inner cable. If that...
09-16-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I concur; bent hanger or D/R. Probably the...

I concur; bent hanger or D/R. Probably the hanger....
08-24-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Some years ago a body shop owner told me there...

Some years ago a body shop owner told me there was only one color of black. Yes, there might be different glosses, but only one shade. Get some Testors paint or go to an auto parts place and get a...
08-17-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

When I'm "challenged" by a motorist, I totally...

When I'm "challenged" by a motorist, I totally ignore them. That probably bugs them more than responding. It wasn't easy at first, but after you do this a few times, it becomes easier. My...
07-24-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I haven't done RAGBRAI, but have ridden across S....

I haven't done RAGBRAI, but have ridden across S. Iowa in a 4 day ride a couple years back. You'll love the rollers and especially the people. Hope it's not too hot or windy. Have fun and mingle...
07-24-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Great points. I've tried touring a number of...

Great points. I've tried touring a number of ways and prefer solo touring. I enjoy sleeping in my tent, stopping/starting at my schedule, and meeting locals. In groups you get lost in the group...
07-24-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Shouldn't be a problem. Having ridden across the...

Shouldn't be a problem. Having ridden across the U.S. on the southern tier, I'd suggest So. CA, AZ or NM. The weather is much better than points east of NM. My wife and I spend about 6-9 weeks...
06-15-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

If you can find someone with an ultrasonic...

If you can find someone with an ultrasonic cleaner, throw it in there. If not, put it in a bucket of really hot water/Simple Green solution. Manipulate it, and lube it. I can't imagine that it's...
06-15-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

First, rinse off dust and grit to minimize...

First, rinse off dust and grit to minimize abrasion. Then spritz with diluted Simple Green from a spray bottle--rinse. Wipe dry, lube various moving parts with dry lube, then Pledge it and go...
06-03-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

It may need an adjustment, usually a pretty...

It may need an adjustment, usually a pretty simple procedure. However, before adjusting, make sure the wheel is completely seated in the fork dropouts. I like to loosen the quick connect lever,...
06-03-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,589
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

The spokes may need more tension. A good wheel...

The spokes may need more tension. A good wheel builder can determine that, using a tensionometer.
06-03-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I can only guess from the information and price...

I can only guess from the information and price supplied on Amazon that the chain is very basic. KMC seems to be the source of many aftermarket chains, and they tend to be a pretty good value. I...
06-03-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

A couple suggestions: 1. Slightly inflate...

A couple suggestions:

1. Slightly inflate the tube before inserting it inside the tire casing.
2. Some folks like to apply some talcum powder on the tube to "lubricate" the process.
3. Do...
05-20-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,950
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

What ever pump you purchase, if you get it at...

What ever pump you purchase, if you get it at REI, you're good for life. Like Costco, they have an unlimited warranty. That way, if the company goes out of business, they'll replace it with a...
05-20-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,481
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Had a similar problem on our tandem. Turned out...

Had a similar problem on our tandem. Turned out the "b" adjustment needed tightening up, which removed excess slack from the chain and kept it on track.
05-20-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

All good suggestions. First, make sure your...

All good suggestions. First, make sure your cable is totally slack when the chain is on the largest cog, and fully tight on the smallest cog, then adjust for clean shifts as described above. If you...
05-19-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Sounds like you're fine. About the only thing...

Sounds like you're fine. About the only thing you did that could create damage is if you adjust the L screw such that the chain could wedge between the cassette and the spokes. Make sure the shift...
05-10-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Bejee, Typical touring gearing is similar to...

Bejee,

Typical touring gearing is similar to that found on many mountain bikes. On my Surley LHT I have an 11/32 cassette, and (can't say absolutely for sure) something like 46/38/26 on...
05-08-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

105 is a very decent FD. If it's not damaged,...

105 is a very decent FD. If it's not damaged, don't replace it.
05-08-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Perhaps because these chains aren't properly...

Perhaps because these chains aren't properly lubed after cleaning.
04-30-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Electronic makes more sense in my opinion, but...

Electronic makes more sense in my opinion, but it's hard to beat the simplicity, cost and reliability of good old fashioned cables.
04-30-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Go here>>...

Go here>> http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=44716&v=H7 to see my treking bar installation. Good luck. I really like 'em.
04-30-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

It can also be helpful to secure assistance from...

It can also be helpful to secure assistance from a friend. Have them back you up on the BB on the non-drive side as you push and turn. I like to do it with both tires on the ground rather than...
04-30-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

As far as having to readjust the RD; most likely...

As far as having to readjust the RD; most likely you'll need to adjust the "B" adjuster. The H and L stops should be okay. You'll need to lengthen the chain, so it might be a good idea to replace...
02-05-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,268
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

Many good suggestions. However, more than once...

Many good suggestions. However, more than once I've seen where the wheel wasn't totally seated (centered) in the drops. Before you attempt any brake adjustments, make sure your wheels are properly...
02-05-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Old Hammer Boy

I don't know what hurts more; the road rash, or...

I don't know what hurts more; the road rash, or the rediculously high prices of a 50 cent piece of plastic.
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