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Forum: Northeast
06-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By streetstomper

They explained why this will be the last NYC...

They explained why this will be the last NYC Century:

Streetsblog (https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/05/10/why-the-nyc-century-bike-tour-is-riding-into-the-sunset/)
05-12-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,841
Posted By streetstomper

Who is "all?" I never wanted to race and neither...

Who is "all?" I never wanted to race and neither do most of the people in my local club, many of whom attend club rides that specifically move at an easy pace.



Sure. Now people have Go-Pros...
05-12-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,841
Posted By streetstomper

The whole point of this topic is that the Bicycle...

The whole point of this topic is that the Bicycle Rider covers in the original post show that things were still laid-back in the 80s. Covers on the major cycling magazines were likewise focused on...
05-12-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,841
Posted By streetstomper

Why are you saying a 1968 catalog documents the...

Why are you saying a 1968 catalog documents the 1980s well? The first photo clearly says 1968. And since when do mass market department store specials have anything at all to do with bicycling...
05-12-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,841
Posted By streetstomper

Whatever happened to the laid-back days of old?

Saw an auction for these magazines on eBay. It feels so stereotypically 1980s and even 1970s, when bicycling (and especially Bicycling magazine) wasn't all about performance and competition. How did...
03-05-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By streetstomper

You're not limited to just those. Any old school...

You're not limited to just those. Any old school levers designed for cantilever brakes rather than V-brakes will work. Basically any mountain bike levers made before the mid 1990s.
08-28-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By streetstomper

Too bad, not near Toronto, and shipping across...

Too bad, not near Toronto, and shipping across the border and back would cost an arm and a leg.



Yes, that's a problem I've seen. Looking around at general purpose helicoil inserts, pretty much...
08-28-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By streetstomper

Not special, just unusual needs. We need a...

Not special, just unusual needs. We need a right-side (no spider) crank for the front of a tandem. That crankset is shorter than the normal 170, and the owner wants to keep it matching the other...
08-27-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By streetstomper

Anybody have a pedal hole repair kit?

And if so, how much would you charge for a repair?
08-26-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By streetstomper

https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Rese...

https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Riding-an-e-bike-promotes-fitness-and-health---already-after-four-weeks.html
08-22-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By streetstomper

https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimen...

https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions
08-22-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By streetstomper

The technique I read, probably in a Bicycling...

The technique I read, probably in a Bicycling article on wheelbuilding, was to use a Philips screwdriver. Put the shank just outside the radius of the hub flanges before the first cross, over an...
02-11-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By streetstomper

SRAM B-bolt interchangeability

I need to replace the B-bolt in a GX rear derailleur. Can't find a replacement online. Would the X01 kit be compatible? I know the B-bolt part numbers are different between all the recent models, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,185
Posted By streetstomper

Sorry for the necro topic, but I swore off...

Sorry for the necro topic, but I swore off Performance many years ago. They had a safety recall on some molded plastic bar-ends. I called up to get instructions to send them back. The inappropriately...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

For 40 years now. If you want to get a feel for...

For 40 years now. If you want to get a feel for it, go to Flickr or YouTube. Plenty of pictures and video.
Forum: Northeast
05-10-17, 03:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

So any ride reports from this year's tour? Any...

So any ride reports from this year's tour? Any big bottlenecks, weather or other problems? Spill on the good, the bad and the ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-17, 01:41 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 92,663
Posted By streetstomper

The Titanproduct frame is now available on their...

The Titanproduct frame is now available on their Aliexpress site, so you don't need to wait for a group buy....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 648,908
Posted By streetstomper

If anybody is still interested in Titan Products'...

If anybody is still interested in Titan Products' titanium Swift clone frames, looks like you don't need to wait for a group buy anymore. They offer it in their AliExpress store now.
...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By streetstomper

Quite a few listings on Craigslist, including one...

Quite a few listings on Craigslist, including one for the first wave.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=five%20boro%20bike%20tour&sort=rel...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By streetstomper

The helmet cover is the big thing. That's...

The helmet cover is the big thing. That's basically the most noticeable part of the rider identification kit. The bib and bike plate can be hard to see in a sea of riders, but it's very easy to spot...
Forum: Northeast
04-28-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By streetstomper

Bummer. Would have been your first time in years...

Bummer. Would have been your first time in years for the tour, wasn't it?
04-15-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Never mind, I found a place. By the way, to...

Never mind, I found a place.

By the way, to all the smart-alecks here who thought $2-3 per spoke is a perfectly fair price, it's a large, established shop (not some small shop that can somehow...
04-15-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Sounds like you just want to be snarky without...

Sounds like you just want to be snarky without helping.
04-15-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Actual shops disagree. For instance, I don't see...

Actual shops disagree. For instance, I don't see anything like a $60 minimum at places like Bicycle Habitat, some of the best known shops in NYC. They charge whatever they think is a fair price for a...
04-15-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Not much of a point. So I should "cut my losses"...

Not much of a point. So I should "cut my losses" and throw out over $72 worth of spokes because you think I shouldn't ask around for an affordable cutting service. Not much help.
04-15-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

No, they're not. The only double-butted spokes...

No, they're not. The only double-butted spokes they have are Sapim Lasers, which go for 70 each. That's about $50 for 72, and as trusted as Sapim is, I don't really like the idea of 17 gauge center...
04-15-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

As you can see, there are people like Dan...

As you can see, there are people like Dan Burkhart above who charge reasonable prices, unfortunately I can't find them locally. If you can find new spokes for 10, more power to you. I personally...
04-15-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Alas, you're in Canada and the shipping would be...

Alas, you're in Canada and the shipping would be a killer in terms of money and transit time. Thanks for the offer anyway.
04-15-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

That's what I've been saying, if you pay...

That's what I've been saying, if you pay attention. Shops are advertising up to $3 to cut each spoke, while even new spokes don't cost that much.
04-15-17, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By streetstomper

You're making it harder than it needs to be. See...

You're making it harder than it needs to be. See the Sheldon Brown link above. He'd be wasting time and money and going through a lot of trouble replacing the body.
04-15-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

I know about them. I'm not looking to buy new...

I know about them. I'm not looking to buy new spokes since I already have some, otherwise I wouldn't ask for a service. Makes no sense to buy all new spokes if I already have 72 sitting around....
04-15-17, 02:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

There's only one shop in my area that qualifies...

There's only one shop in my area that qualifies as "pro" quality and they don't have a machine. It's not really the shipping costs, either. Those guys on the Net want those prices for EACH spoke,...
04-14-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By streetstomper

You don't need a new freehub body. Shimano...

You don't need a new freehub body.

Shimano Cassettes & Freehubs (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#897)

I made a similar conversion almost 25 years ago when 8-speed Deore XT didn't yet exist....
04-14-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By streetstomper

Spoke cutting services

Anybody around here with a Phil Wood spoke cutter willing to cut some spokes or know of a reasonably priced service? I've looked around the web, but all I've found are some insane prices for cutting...
Forum: Northeast
03-19-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

You mean like at 7:58 here? ...

You mean like at 7:58 here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Shgj8CcvA

They really shouldn't hand out bottled water that unprepared riders are invariably going to try to wedge into bottle...
Forum: Northeast
02-15-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By streetstomper

Check closer to the event date. There will be...

Check closer to the event date. There will be people who for whatever reason won't be able to attend and will be willing to sell at cost. Nobody has the rider packets right now anyway or has even...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

Yep. Get ready for 100 weather (112 on the Belt...

Yep. Get ready for 100 weather (112 on the Belt with no shade), strong headwinds along the whole route and maybe throw in a tornado. Riders will be flying through the air like Miss Gulch inside the...
Forum: Northeast
01-14-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

Okay, it's sold out now. Oh, well.

Okay, it's sold out now. Oh, well.
Forum: Northeast
01-14-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

I think the high fee is definitely hurting. There...

I think the high fee is definitely hurting. There was a time a few years back when they were in a sweet spot, making enough money but still selling out in a couple of days. Last year, it took a while...
Forum: Northeast
01-12-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

Assuming the weather holds up. It wasn't fun last...

Assuming the weather holds up. It wasn't fun last year in the cold and rain, from what I heard.
Forum: Northeast
01-10-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,473
Posted By streetstomper

Five Boro Bike Tour 2017

Anybody on the forum going this year? Over $108 with service charge. Ouch.
04-12-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By streetstomper

I already wrote that my LBS doesn't measure. I...

I already wrote that my LBS doesn't measure. I can't do it because it's not easy to measure a hub, especially a disc-compatible hub where the flanges are not symmetrical on the centerline. You can't...
04-12-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By streetstomper

Formula DC91 hub dimensions?

Does anyone have dimensions for this hub? I want to build up a wheel but can't calculate the spoke length without proper dimensions. The biggest LBS in this area can't measure and can't cut spokes to...
Forum: Northeast
03-22-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By streetstomper

If the registrations above are already sold, just...

If the registrations above are already sold, just keep an eye out on newyork.craigslist.org as the date nears. There's almost always someone local who'll need to sell for whatever reason. Use proper...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By streetstomper

Just sell them to someone on BikeForums, get...

Just sell them to someone on BikeForums, get payment via Paypal and designate the buyer as a proxy for the packet pickup. You'll have to send the buyer the barcode that will be emailed to you next...
Forum: Northeast
11-14-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,853
Posted By streetstomper

Cutting the line for the ferry is as rude as...

Cutting the line for the ferry is as rude as joining the tour after the start line just because you don't want to be part of the mass start.
Forum: Northeast
05-31-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By streetstomper

Seems like they might be trying to reference the...

Seems like they might be trying to reference the old ecology symbol designed by Ron Cobb.
05-16-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,629
Posted By streetstomper

A possible solution would be to mount them on the...

A possible solution would be to mount them on the handlebar ends, the widest part of the bike. When you signal left, the right signal comes on solid as a reference, with the left blinking. Vice versa...
Forum: Northeast
05-03-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,105
Posted By streetstomper

Good point. It should be obvious that that's a...

Good point. It should be obvious that that's a bad idea in today's world of security theater. After all, these are the same people who tell us we can't have backpacks, handlebar bags, trunk racks,...
04-19-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By streetstomper

Not trying to do anything different. This company...

Not trying to do anything different. This company has made suspension frames before in various designs. I'm just modifying the dimensions and geometry of my frame a bit to fit me better. Not trying...
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