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08-06-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,503
Posted By Scooby214

I fixed the same problem

I know this post is a few months old, but I just fixed the same problem with one of my S-RF3 hubs. Mine would clunk in low gear. I could hear it and feel it through the pedals. The clunking hub...
Forum: Touring
06-29-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,498
Posted By Scooby214

I love my Fuji Touring bike. I have had a couple...

I love my Fuji Touring bike. I have had a couple of minor issues with it over the 2,500 miles I've put on it.

1) The right bar end shifter never seemed to be indexed quite right. No matter how...
06-25-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Scooby214

I ended up going back with 00 grease in my...

I ended up going back with 00 grease in my Sturmey. I really don't detect any increased drag while riding it, even in winter, and the wheel stays much cleaner.
06-03-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Scooby214

The Sturmey SRC3 coaster hub has a pretty good...

The Sturmey SRC3 coaster hub has a pretty good coaster brake. Sturmey Archer's bar end shifter will mount on your down tube boss without modification.

I am currently riding the freewheel...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,242
Posted By Scooby214

It seems like it weighed about 25 lbs when I got...

It seems like it weighed about 25 lbs when I got it. The low end Alex S500 rims are heavier than necessary. I ride with a rack and loaded commuter bags, so weight isn't of much concern for me.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,242
Posted By Scooby214

I am one of the lucky ones that picked up a new...

I am one of the lucky ones that picked up a new Specialized Allez Steel Double for $399. I've had it for two years now, and love it! "The Red Rocket" and I have ridden all over. It's a very low...
12-07-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Scooby214

I've used a Shimano Nexus 3 and a Sturmey Archer...

I've used a Shimano Nexus 3 and a Sturmey Archer S-RF3. I prefer the Sturmey Archer for a couple of reasons. The Sturmey has a variety of shifter options, while Shimano only makes a twist shifter...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,020
Posted By Scooby214

My Specialized Allez Steel came with downtube...

My Specialized Allez Steel came with downtube shifters. I commuted with that setup for a couple of years. Decided I wanted the shifters on the bars, so I swapped them out for bar end shifters. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Scooby214

This is the same feeling I had when riding my...

This is the same feeling I had when riding my son's bike with the tires. He's actually had the bike slide out from under him when taking a deep corner and hitting a little bit of loose asphault. ...
11-03-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 29,387
Posted By Scooby214

Glad to hear the good ride report. Does the...

Glad to hear the good ride report. Does the shifting work well? Is it easy enough to adjust and keep adjusted? I have a Sturmey S-RF3 on my commuter bike. I sometimes wish I had gone with the 5...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Scooby214

I have a set of CityRide tires on my son's...

I have a set of CityRide tires on my son's mountain bike. He mostly uses the bike on paved roads, but does like the occasional hard packed dirt path. The tires work well for him. I've ridden his...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,914
Posted By Scooby214

Hope you're healing after your accident. Wish...

Hope you're healing after your accident. Wish you could've gotten more mileage out of those wheels before the crash.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,914
Posted By Scooby214

When I built my current wheel for my 3 speed...

When I built my current wheel for my 3 speed commuter bike, I considered using an S3X with a freewheel. If I knew exactly which freewheel would have properly threaded onto the hub, I probably...
10-25-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,849
Posted By Scooby214

I can't speak for the X-RD3, but the X-RD5 calls...

I can't speak for the X-RD3, but the X-RD5 calls for a cantilever brake lever, which is short pull. This is according to the tech at Universal Cycles.

Here is how Universal Cycles has it listed...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,914
Posted By Scooby214

I commute on a 3 speed. My commute is about 28...

I commute on a 3 speed. My commute is about 28 miles round trip. I usually get to commute three days per week, though I get to do it everyday this week. My area has minor hills, but lots of wind. ...
10-21-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,137
Posted By Scooby214

I've had similar snaking issues with tire liners....

I've had similar snaking issues with tire liners. At one point, I had two bikes with liners. On one bike, The liners stayed straight in the tread line. On the other bike, the liners would work...
10-21-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By Scooby214

+1 on the Jtek bar end shifter. They get great...

+1 on the Jtek bar end shifter. They get great reviews, with many finding them superior in shifting to the nexus 7 Revo twist shifter.
10-20-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,789
Posted By Scooby214

Here is a summary of what I've done to my "Blue...

Here is a summary of what I've done to my "Blue Bullet" Oxford.

Wheelset: Sun CR18 rims, Soma Somax track hub, Sturmey Archer S-RF3 rear hub. I also have a Sram Automatix hub for it.
Tires: ...
10-20-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By Scooby214

I think the cable pull may be different. If you...

I think the cable pull may be different. If you want to try a bar end shifter, there is a Jtek shifter for the Nexus 7. If you don't have the hub yet, you can get a downtube shifter for Sturmey...
10-19-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,789
Posted By Scooby214

I have the Windsor Oxford as well, and can attest...

I have the Windsor Oxford as well, and can attest to some of the issues the OP is dealing with. The crankset does not have a removeable chainring, and is highly eccentric. Before I realized this, I...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,450
Posted By Scooby214

My evening commute was a breeze! For me,...

My evening commute was a breeze!

For me, today was a round trip tailwind day. The midday wind shift in Okla. City worked to my advantage. Nothing beats cruising at 20-25 mph without breaking a...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,450
Posted By Scooby214

I commute in Oklahoma City, which top 25 windiest...

I commute in Oklahoma City, which top 25 windiest cities in the US. We usually have a prevailing south wind, which means an easy 14 mile morning commute and a good workout on my 14 mile evening...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By Scooby214

I really like the Nekkid 4 single speed. I could...

I really like the Nekkid 4 single speed. I could easily see myself riding that one with a kickback hub or a Sram Automatix.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By Scooby214

I currently have two IGH hubs, a Sturmey Archer...

I currently have two IGH hubs, a Sturmey Archer S-RF3 and a SRAM Automatix A2. With proper chainring/cog selection, I have both hubs set to mimic the gears I usually ride in on my road bike. These...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Scooby214

I have the hub and like it. You can do a google...

I have the hub and like it. You can do a google search for ctc forum automatix and click the first result that pops up. The resulting thread in ctc forum gives lots of information about the hub,...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Scooby214

One lube that I don't like in the winter is...

One lube that I don't like in the winter is Rock-N-Roll. My bikes are stored in a shed, and the lube's carrier gels when it gets too cold. I would take room temperature Rock-N-Roll out to lube a...
09-23-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By Scooby214

Nice reading. I love history. Thanks for...

Nice reading. I love history. Thanks for posting it! :)
09-22-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,429
Posted By Scooby214

Randonneur Pros are still my favorite commuting...

Randonneur Pros are still my favorite commuting tires. Still using them on two of my bikes. My main commuter bike gets about 400 miles per month, and has a 3 speed Sturmey Archer hub. Flats take...
09-21-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By Scooby214

I just went the other way around, adding a...

I just went the other way around, adding a Sturmey hub to a single speed bike. I love the increased range. While I ride in second most of the time, having a lower gear for the hills and a high gear...
09-18-12, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By Scooby214

The Bikes Direct bike I purchased last winter is...

The Bikes Direct bike I purchased last winter is a definite step up in comparison to Wal-Mart bikes. The frame is lighter, the components are better, and the bike is available in four frame sizes. ...
09-13-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By Scooby214

I'm noticing a faster decrease in my high...

I'm noticing a faster decrease in my high frequency hearing lately, combined with a continuous light ringing. My chain would be shot before I heard it making noise. I rely on my mileage and amount...
09-08-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Scooby214

Your problem is not what I've dealt with on CR18...

Your problem is not what I've dealt with on CR18 rims. Are the tires new? If so, did the old tires have similar issues? The rims have good enough hooks that they should hold on to the bead, unless...
09-07-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Scooby214

I just discovered this today, when I used Velox...

I just discovered this today, when I used Velox tape for the first time. I was able to get my tires on, but it was more difficult than with the older, thinner tape.
09-07-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Scooby214

You're not the first person I've heard have...

You're not the first person I've heard have problems getting some makes of tires to fit on CR18 rims.

I've not tried Bontrager Hardcase tires on my CR18 wheelset. I have a set of Kenda Kwest...
09-07-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Scooby214

I'll need a few more wheels worth of practice...

I'll need a few more wheels worth of practice before I'll be ready to get paid for it. It would be nice, though!
09-07-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Scooby214

Successful First Wheel Build: A Great Feeling

I successfully built my first wheel today. It's a good feeling to successfully complete my first wheel lacing. I built a 3 speed wheel for my drop bar commuter bike, using a 700c Sun CR18, Sturmey...
08-29-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Scooby214

I love the Oxford. I'm considering getting the...

I love the Oxford. I'm considering getting the ladies' mixte version for my daughter.
08-27-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By Scooby214

I am 6' 1", and the 56 cm frame barely fits me. ...

I am 6' 1", and the 56 cm frame barely fits me. My 58 cm road bike is a perfect fit for me. I can't promise that the 56 cm will fit you, but I venture to guess that it will be the better fit for...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,352
Posted By Scooby214

The Windsor Kensington actually has forward...

The Windsor Kensington actually has forward facing dropouts, not vertical dropouts. It's the best dropout option for the Kensington. Vertical dropouts require chain tensioners or eccentric bottom...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Scooby214

Good point, so long as the chain is long enough. ...

Good point, so long as the chain is long enough. The 16t rear cog that comes on the bike is rather small, giving a middle (direct drive) gear that is over 80 gear inches. Changing the rear cog to a...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Scooby214

I wish they had more sizes in stock. They've...

I wish they had more sizes in stock. They've only had the 49cm size all summer. If the 49cm size fits, this is a great choice. The only complaint I've heard about the WT5 is that the front...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Scooby214

I have put together a drop bar bike using the...

I have put together a drop bar bike using the SRAM Automatix hub. The bike started off as a city bike from Bikes Direct, with a Shimano Nexus 3 hub. The only original parts that remain are the...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,997
Posted By Scooby214

I was going to suggest this as well. You can...

I was going to suggest this as well. You can also get a Sturmey Archer barend 3 speed shifter instead of using a handlebar adapter.
07-17-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,452
Posted By Scooby214

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-17-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,402
Posted By Scooby214

It sounds right for the cranks to spin backward...

It sounds right for the cranks to spin backward when you spin the wheel backward. It does that with my two current internal gear hubs, and it did on my two old Sturmey Archer AW hubs that I wish I...
07-17-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By Scooby214

If the drive side crank arm is undamaged, you...

If the drive side crank arm is undamaged, you should be able to get a left crank arm at your LBS. I had to do that once on an old bike. My shop sells new left crank arms in a few different styles...
07-16-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,452
Posted By Scooby214

What kind of ultrasonic cleaner do you use? I've...

What kind of ultrasonic cleaner do you use? I've considered going this route, as I currently use a coffee can and slosh my chain around.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,339
Posted By Scooby214

+1 A used bike from Craigslist may also be...

+1

A used bike from Craigslist may also be a better choice than a Wal-Mart cruiser.
07-16-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Scooby214

I guess it depends on the type of rotation you...

I guess it depends on the type of rotation you mean. Now that I reread the original post, I think your idea follows the OP's idea of "rotated out a bit rather than vertical." I didn't even consider...
07-16-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Scooby214

Good point. I'm glad you clarified this. I was...

Good point. I'm glad you clarified this. I was meaning side to side adjustments, as the OP was asking about rotating his brifters outward. I wouldn't want to move the brifters up or down on the...
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