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04-17-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By michaelm101

I should have reached for the tool that was in...

I should have reached for the tool that was in the drawer! I, too am a musician/teacher and also a tennis pro who has to care for his hands at all costs. I was unable to do either for a few days...
04-16-21, 10:38 AM
04-13-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By michaelm101

2" Rack (2 bikes) Where I Can Still Access Rear SUV "Trunk" Area

Seeking a 2" hitch type rack where I can still access the back "trunk) area via the SUV door. The rear door swings upward.

Thanks in advance!
04-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By michaelm101

Tire Bead Jack Required with Third World Tires

I've objectively discovered in the last decade that all my NOT MADE IN GERMANY (Third World) tires are impossible to get on the rim by hand. Is it me of are others having similar issues? I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

Nice tire. Currently the ONLY reflective...

Nice tire. Currently the ONLY reflective lightweight/race tire available. I called JAX and they said the are completely sold out (all stores and warehouse) of this tire in 700c x 28. The reason for...
04-13-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By michaelm101

BINGO! Antidote: 1 part acetone, 5 parts elbow...

BINGO!
Antidote: 1 part acetone, 5 parts elbow grease
04-13-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. No on WD-40, gonna try acetone. I'm not...

Thx. No on WD-40, gonna try acetone.
I'm not going to use my heat gun and peel off two full rims of this stuff!
04-13-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By michaelm101

What Solvent is the Magic "Antidote" For DT Swiss Adhesive Residue

DT Swiss contacted me and said,"We don't know...We concern ourselves with keeping the decals on the rims..."

GooGone does NOT work. Anybody have the magic solvent?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

The GP5000 reflex is not listed on the Conti...

The GP5000 reflex is not listed on the Conti site:
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https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-5000
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

This particular bike has rim brakes and anything...

This particular bike has rim brakes and anything on the rims will get messed up in short order. Nevertheless, a research study concluded that the human driver becomes more immediately tuned into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By michaelm101

Lightweight Reflective Road Race Tires Needed

A damaged metal grate under 3" of water tore through both my Conti 4000 II reflective tires yesterday and I had to walk the bike home having only one spare tube on hand (rough morning, indeed!).

I...
09-17-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By michaelm101

New Light & Motion Headlight Inferior in Design

I bought the L & M Urban 800 because it featured very bright yellow/amber sidelights The slip on mounting post busted off after very a year or so of light usage.

I have been impressed with the...
09-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By michaelm101

Their first/initial message told me I could get...

Their first/initial message told me I could get it repaired for around 65.00 and I'd be paying shipping both ways ---Then days later, I got this message that made me happy:Triston (Light & Motion)
...
09-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By michaelm101

Wired Computer Needed For Night Rider

Living in the SoCal, and not being a morning person, I do 99% of my summer rides in darkness. I use relatively high powered Niterider headlights, and Cygolite Hotshots in the rear (the primary reason...
08-31-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I've been eying that Dual 1800, and also the...

Thx. I've been eying that Dual 1800, and also the Micro 850s. I currently own two Lumina 750s. Do you think the micro versions have less run time due to having a smaller battery?
08-31-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By michaelm101

Universal Flashlight/Torch Mount For Broken L & M Headlight

No comment on the L&M customer service...

My L & M Urban 800 mounting piece busted off rendering the light as handheld-only. In other words completely useless for cycling with both hands on the...
08-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By michaelm101

Indeed, upon examination, this bike appears to be...

Indeed, upon examination, this bike appears to be decent quality. I cleaned her up, "unstickied" the shifters, made some adjustments and the bike now operates and rides like new- shifts like a charm...
08-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks all! Yes, it's sharp and can cause injury....

Thanks all! Yes, it's sharp and can cause injury.

I got it on there and it appears to be perfect for the application.
08-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By michaelm101

Topeak Bar Extender Installation on Stem

I just got this and it will fit the bill for mounting on my quill stem in terms of its angle adaptability (mounts on vertical stem with lights mounted on the horizontal bar).

I'm wondering how the...
08-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. I have this on all my non-threaded...

Thanks. I have this on all my non-threaded headset stems. This thread was for the threaded, quill style stem on a tandem I recently acquired.
08-19-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By michaelm101

Anyone Design A Custom Rack Using Tandem Rail?

The tandem I recently acquired came with a SportRack tandem rail that the former owner said was used with a roof rack (photos below)

So, I'm just wondering if anyone has used this type of hardware...
08-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By michaelm101

The cables are routed through a Topeak handlebar...

The cables are routed through a Topeak handlebar bag "quick" attachment accessory.
It looks like the Topeak mount as referenced in this thread will fit the bill!
08-16-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By michaelm101

Did not. Thx. I need to transport just one. I was...

Did not. Thx. I need to transport just one. I was on their website and think their racks are for two or more bikes...
08-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By michaelm101

Yes. I own both L & M and Niteriders. Perhaps,...

Yes. I own both L & M and Niteriders. Perhaps, I'm not being clear in my post. I'm seeking a "post" barrel, or cylinder that will mount around say, the head tube that will allow me to get one of my...
08-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By michaelm101

Headlight Mount That Attaches to a Vertical Tube?

I'm finding that all the light mounts I have are designed for mounting on a horizontal tube. I'm finding wasted space that could be used for lighting on the head tube, some of my longer stems, etc....
08-14-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By michaelm101

Best Auto Hitch Rack for Tandem Bike?

There was a previous (2006) post/thread on this, so I'm thinking there may be more updated options.

Although I was able to carry my newly acquired tandem on a standard trunk mount rack, the wheels...
08-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I woke the next morning and took her for a...

Thx. I woke the next morning and took her for a ride. She shifted through all the gears just like when brand new!
Put the covers back on and thought I was done. Came back hours later and same issue!...
08-12-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. I literally PB BLASTED the insides and...

Thanks. I literally PB BLASTED the insides and angled the shifters to a more level position and let them sit for awhile. In the meantime, I had a cocktail and told myself that my frustration...
08-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By michaelm101

EZ Fire Shifter Not So Easy -- NOT Downshifting

These are on a recently purchased 02 Tandem that probably has less than 100 miles on it. The shifters functioned properly when I test rode, and when I took it out by myself for the first time after...
08-11-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By michaelm101

Please Refer Me to Carbon-fiber Riser / Beach Cruiser Handlebars Maker

Always a timesaver posting here. Can anyone direct me to a vendor that sells carbon fiber riser bars (2"-4") and carbon "beach cruiser" type bars (stoker) so I can cut some weight off of a...
08-09-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By michaelm101

02 Raleigh SC Tandem for $200 - Good for Newbie

Lifetime cyclist here, with a novice stoker who has issues from her riding past. She's been riding around our quiet neighborhood blocks for over a decade.

Bike crash history: 1) was hit by vehicle...
07-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By michaelm101

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent...

Thank you. Cdale said it was 2004. The owner sent me the measurements and the standover will be too high for the stoker (by 2.5"). So,this is a no go!
07-22-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for...

Agreed. Those bars need to be swapped our for flat bars with a 1-3" rise...
07-22-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car...

Thx. I can't do drop bars anymore due to car crash injuries, so I plan on converting the front bar to a standard flat bar with slight rise, depending on my fit.This should be easy. It appears to be...
07-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By michaelm101

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/00t0t_6whxrwoz7sy_0ci0t2_1200x900_3794916cc649d928fd3bcb3c8aa3046a65f329c2.jpg
This one is listed for 850 OBO. Owner doesn't know too...
07-17-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By michaelm101

Tandem Price/Features vs Std Bike Price/Features? - also Please Suggest...

Lifetime cyclist here and interested in a tandem (road/touring) for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to work out with my stoker, but she’s willing to give it a try…

I realize it’s a niche...
05-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case...

Thx. That looks nice, but it appears to be a case in & of itself, with its smart attaching ramp on the back. I need a mount where I simply place my phone, already in a rubberized case onto the mount....
05-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,936
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks everybody! 2 inch it is!

Thanks everybody!

2 inch it is!
05-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,936
Posted By michaelm101

1.25" or 2" Hitch Receiver for Bike Rack?

I'm contemplating the purchase of a platform bike rack for a vehicle. I have no plans on towing any trailers or anything of that nature

In light of this, would you recommend the 1.25 or 2 inch...
05-15-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By michaelm101

Phone Holder/Mount for Phone in already Living in Shock/Rubberized Case

I was thinking it would be an easy search, but of course it was not. Can anyone suggest a solid handlebar mount / holder for my iphone that will be staying in its rubberized shock proof case? I own...
05-11-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. After cleaning the cassette in a kerosene...

Thanks. After cleaning the cassette in a kerosene filled coffee can, and putting it all back together, it appears to be back to normal.:) So it looks like I've just experienced the faulty engineering...
05-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks, everybody. The shop I used to go, who had...

Thanks, everybody. The shop I used to go, who had excellent mechanics who would often help me or let me use their tools without charging me closed down.:mad:
Indeed, this mechanic obviously had...
05-10-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By michaelm101

Dura Ace Shifters & DA Rear Wheel, Just Discovered 3-4mm of Play in Cassette

Haven't ridden this bike (2006 Roubaix Pro in like new condition) in a very loong time. I had some simulated "automatic transmission" instances that were annoying and then had the chain try to fall...
03-29-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,081
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks for this information!

Thanks for this information!
08-27-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By michaelm101

L & M has a great set of side lights built right...

L & M has a great set of side lights built right in to their 'Urban' line. Unfortunately, they all have rubber band mounts and their basic "flashlight design" will blind (and anger) on-coming...
08-22-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By michaelm101

Plz Suggest Front Light w/ Screw-type Mount, Amber Side Light and Daytime Flash

I own NR Lumina 750s with standard screw-style mounts -- Excellent light, good flash, but no side visibility.

I own a L&M Urban 900 -- good flashlight style light, good side amber lights, but no...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,312
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the...

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the past and it kept falling off the rack when I hit bumps.
07-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,477
Posted By michaelm101

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a...

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a marksman at a very young age, but you my friend, have a very special talent!

Just make sure to maintain your ammo supply, particularly in the...
07-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,081
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. But if this product did not exist...

Agreed. But if this product did not exist anywhere, I for one, would most likely not be interested and would not have posted.

I contacted the manufacturer and look forward to a reply. I will post...
07-02-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,081
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and...

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and have not yet read a definitive answer.
I simply want the truth.

There are centuries-old questions that humans still ponder...
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