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09-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,264
Posted By TiHabanero

I've seen quite a few rivnut failures on frames,...

I've seen quite a few rivnut failures on frames, all of them aluminum and carbon. Habanero Cycles welds the bosses to their titanium frames. Makes a ton more sense. I love the ride of ti, rides like...
09-30-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By TiHabanero

I spent hours upon hours studying the pages of...

I spent hours upon hours studying the pages of Performance catalogs while onboard ship in the US Navy. Even sneeked a few down into the hole while on watch! The other guys were polluting their minds...
09-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By TiHabanero

"curious reaction tho, meaning getting off the...

"curious reaction tho, meaning getting off the bike & standing in the lane. I'd think you'd rather start pedaling faster to get out of his way?"

Remember there are cars coming from the opposite...
09-26-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By TiHabanero

Indoor riding about to start

58 degrees this morning. Windbreaker and tights were fine, however my knees were feeling it a few hours after the ride was over. The cool temps are having me think about setting up the rollers in the...
09-26-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By TiHabanero

Driver awareness, divine intervention, and anti-lock brakes

Out for a ride this morning along the roads through my favorite corn fields, thinking deeply about a dear friend I have just lost. I recall seeing a car stop at a cross road about 100 yards up the...
09-25-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By TiHabanero

Changing flat and sprinklers come on

Last week had first flat in over 4000 miles. This week riding with a friend and he had his first flat this season!

While changing the flat for him, as I am fairly quick about it, the sprinklers...
09-20-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,938
Posted By TiHabanero

Not really interested in longevity, more...

Not really interested in longevity, more interested in quality to the end. Middle age should be a straight line on the chart, with minimal ups and downs, and then at the "old age" mark the line goes...
09-13-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By TiHabanero

Jlaw, I have a Concor Confort saddle that is...

Jlaw, I have a Concor Confort saddle that is shaped much like the Laser, and it, too is comfortable, but only for about 2 or 3 hours. After that it becomes a pain in the arse. Shape of the saddle is...
09-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By TiHabanero

I found a home for several magazines and...

I found a home for several magazines and brochures, and a few parts. One person told me to sell the Bridgestone catalogs as there is a call for them. Apparently the "head badge" catalog is very...
09-04-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By TiHabanero

"I feel like I am your mistress"

Talking with my wife of 30 years last night as I recalled my adventures at sea and how the sea still calls me. Told her a sailor is married to the sea, and keeps a mistress at home. She pipes up...
09-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By TiHabanero

OP here. Had to use the rear wheel this past...

OP here. Had to use the rear wheel this past weekend and am happy to report that the rise at the joint is not causing a problem. After the ride I pulled the tire off and "felt" along the bead seat...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By TiHabanero

No question Cdale is doing the recall to prevent...

No question Cdale is doing the recall to prevent any possibility of any further incidences. Not all the forks are defective, however they do not know which ones are or are not defective, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,042
Posted By TiHabanero

The Pitbull pedal is very similar to the Aerolite...

The Pitbull pedal is very similar to the Aerolite pedals as previously pointed out. I liked them quite a bit, and they were easy to use. I used them for all my riding including commuting, touring,...
08-29-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By TiHabanero

Clearing out old bike stuff

Will hit 60 this fall and have been thinking a lot about the future and who will clean up after I am gone. Have loads of bike stuff, and started clearing out the old vendor catalogs like QBP and VAR,...
08-29-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By TiHabanero

Perhaps the best move would have been to whiz...

Perhaps the best move would have been to whiz past her and the dog out in the middle of the road and let natural selection take its course.
08-28-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By TiHabanero

The ungratefulness of it all

Out riding this morning around 10am and come up on a woman walking her dog on a 15 foot leash. Approaching from behind I watch her steadily move from the right tire track to the middle of the road as...
08-28-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the BMX days we worked on our bikes at...

Back in the BMX days we worked on our bikes at the track using a display stand. Not good for much heavy lifting, but for simple adjustments it works well.
08-28-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By TiHabanero

We were a Miyata dealer for 20 years, and never...

We were a Miyata dealer for 20 years, and never saw this model in person. Sold plenty of the Team Miyata model, but not the aero version. Very nice bike.
08-16-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,950
Posted By TiHabanero

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I...

Alloo, addressing the winter commute machine I will give you my experience working in a shop here in the Rust Belt. Michigan uses a lot of salt on the roads and we had a customer that used a Giant...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,535
Posted By TiHabanero

You made a very good choice. Have fun!

You made a very good choice. Have fun!
08-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,040
Posted By TiHabanero

I join groups all the time. The most enjoyable...

I join groups all the time. The most enjoyable one was a group of Christian riders from a church about 20 miles away. Really nice, great conversation, and they were going my speed and ended up at a...
08-13-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,820
Posted By TiHabanero

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time...

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time riding motorcycles, and is derogatory as people lose half their IQ when they climb in behind the wheel. Cagers are dangerous, never trust them, even when...
08-12-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By TiHabanero

My guess is the shop or whomever owns it replaced...

My guess is the shop or whomever owns it replaced the drive train and related brakes with Rival as C dale does not have the Hi-mod available with Rival. If it were Ultegra take it home, but Rival?...
08-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,820
Posted By TiHabanero

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to...

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to enforce it. Just a joke of a law to make some lobbyists feel good. Until the hearts of mankind are changed, we will live in turmoil at the edge of the...
08-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,820
Posted By TiHabanero

Too Many Irresponsible Cagers

In Michigan the passing law that went into effect earlier this year is 3 feet. When passing a person on a bicycle, give them no less than 3 feet clearance. When it passed I scoffed at it and remarked...
08-08-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,382
Posted By TiHabanero

Forgive the kid for his lack of manners. As he...

Forgive the kid for his lack of manners. As he grows up he will become wiser and will understand why those cranks are simply the best ever produced, and he will understand why freewheels are simple...
08-07-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,150
Posted By TiHabanero

Dugla, I just went through this at the start of...

Dugla, I just went through this at the start of summer. I ride a frame that I built in 2001 from Reynolds 531. Had friction 5, 6 and 7 speed on it all this time and was happy with it, but now need...
08-02-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,685
Posted By TiHabanero

Where's the proof DB spokes more durable?

I know this will light off a firestorm, and for that I apologize, however I see all over the forums the statement that double butted spokes are more durable and less likely to break than straight...
08-02-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By TiHabanero

Puff Dragon Bittersweet

Working in my shop this morning slotting chain stays for drop outs as I listen to Peter, Paul and Mary, and Puff the Magic Dragon comes on and I started to listen to the words and one line got to me,...
08-02-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By TiHabanero

The neat thing about the Defy series of bikes is...

The neat thing about the Defy series of bikes is that they were ahead of the market many years ago with the lower placement of seat stays and longer chain stays. Everyone was focused on hammer time,...
08-02-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By TiHabanero

Never used the "Like" button, but I suppose one...

Never used the "Like" button, but I suppose one click on it in the lower right of a post should do it. Testing now. Yep, that worked. I just "Liked" your post.
08-02-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,671
Posted By TiHabanero

As I have said to others, "Can you afford not to...

As I have said to others, "Can you afford not to get help?" I have known several people over the years that needed counseling, but refused to do it and are no longer able to do it. Get counseling...
08-02-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By TiHabanero

Since you are only looking at Giant, the Madone...

Since you are only looking at Giant, the Madone is not up for consideration, and quite honestly, would not be my personal choice anyway. I know the TCR well, and can verify it is a race bike, and a...
08-01-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,467
Posted By TiHabanero

"If not, no big deal. Its just stuff and stuff is...

"If not, no big deal. Its just stuff and stuff is not all that important to me anymore."

The best attitude to have towards this predicament. Sell the Roo and move on.

Sure the Cyclops is a...
08-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, am a clyde at 235lbs. Just put...

I, too, am a clyde at 235lbs. Just put Record/Chorus 11 speed on my daily rider and went from 39/53 + 14-28 to 39/50 + 11-32 cassette and find the lower gearing is welcomed, and the higher gearing...
08-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,593
Posted By TiHabanero

"A fool and his money..." Have you tried...

"A fool and his money..."

Have you tried it?
07-31-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By TiHabanero

Simply a perfect morning

Today presented a perfect morning. Air temp slightly cool, sunshine with only a few wisps of clouds overhead. STRONG tailwind, and a 16 mile commute on the road bike. The glory days popped up in my...
07-31-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By TiHabanero

Been a wrench in a shop since 1982, and my advice...

Been a wrench in a shop since 1982, and my advice is to return the bike, get your money back, and buy a bike with regular brakes. Cheap disc brakes are nothing but garbage and will become a pia...
07-26-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By TiHabanero

Over the past 40 years I have never seen a frame...

Over the past 40 years I have never seen a frame rust out from the inside. All of my commuter bikes have been steel. Here in the north Midwest tons and tons of salt is dumped on the roads every...
07-26-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By TiHabanero

Terrymorse is on the right track. You are tight,...

Terrymorse is on the right track. You are tight, my friend. Everyday stretching is needed. I know from experience it will solve some issues and prevent others.
07-26-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,156
Posted By TiHabanero

How about that! I, too just rolled over 1000...

How about that! I, too just rolled over 1000 miles for the year this morning. Health and weather made things difficult in the early spring. Keep rolling the miles my friend!
07-23-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By TiHabanero

Miyata 610, 615, 1000. They will do the job quite...

Miyata 610, 615, 1000. They will do the job quite nicely. I have an 85 1000 running 38mm tires and fenders and run it on gravel and two track all the time.
07-01-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By TiHabanero

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in...

A fella lived a few doors down from me when in school and he was an independent rep pedaling their first BMX frame, which I believe was their first product. Since I was living in their home town,...
06-26-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By TiHabanero

" Fishing is so clearly associated with the goal...

" Fishing is so clearly associated with the goal of catching fish"

Had I only known this when I was an avid fisherman, I might have caught more fish than shuteye!
06-25-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,370
Posted By TiHabanero

Had the same experience at the motorcycle shop....

Had the same experience at the motorcycle shop. They had two brands and probably 24 different models and the sales guy had to look everything up! One would think the guy would know the sprocket tooth...
06-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By TiHabanero

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of...

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of headsets I could not get from our distributors. They were a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,917
Posted By TiHabanero

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the...

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the victim of the unseen crack and he was gracious enough to be satisfied with a new frame. He advised us to turn down any frame inspections of this nature....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,917
Posted By TiHabanero

No longer inspecting frames for crash damage

Our shop is no longer inspecting frames for crash damage. It started with a carbon frame that harbored a crack for 3 months and then it catastrophically failed in the down tube. We never experienced...
05-25-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,045
Posted By TiHabanero

Honestly, there needs to be some clarity on USA...

Honestly, there needs to be some clarity on USA Made. The frame and fork are just a piece of the puzzle, the components, parts wise, make up the bulk of the bicycle.

For clarity sakes, none of the...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By TiHabanero

I have an 86 Touring Series V. Owned since new...

I have an 86 Touring Series V. Owned since new and no longer ride it, however aesthetically I really, really, really like it and have put it on display in my permanent collection in my office....
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