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03-19-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,741
Posted By Jeff Neese

There's absolutely nothing wrong with 27" wheels....

There's absolutely nothing wrong with 27" wheels. Yes, the tire selection is more limited, but there are a number of very good choices, including the Paselas you mentioned. 27" wheels wouldn't...
05-24-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,128
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's a textured powder-coating. The place had a...

It's a textured powder-coating. The place had a lot of colors available with all sorts of options, but this was unique so I took a chance. I love it. I thought it might attract dirt more than a gloss...
04-15-17, 05:07 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

Based on what you're riding and everything you...

Based on what you're riding and everything you wrote, it sounds to me that you are cool. You're just not "hip". Big difference.

Don't worry - there are a lot more of us out there than you...
04-13-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

I don't mind OD tubing, if all three main tubes...

I don't mind OD tubing, if all three main tubes are the same. I've got a '93 Trek 930 frame (lugged, brazed, hand built in Wisconsin - very nice) and it has full OD tubes and it looks great - kind...
04-13-17, 04:47 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

Nice looking bike. Imagine how sweet it would be...

Nice looking bike. Imagine how sweet it would be if it weren't aluminum.
04-12-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

A certain amount of that is justified though,...

A certain amount of that is justified though, especially by those of us that loved what Trek was all about in the beginning. Now all the good Treks are at least 20 years old and the new ones are...
02-25-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By Jeff Neese

IMHO, a vendor that ships a used product as new...

IMHO, a vendor that ships a used product as new deserves ZERO stars and negative comments. For me that's fraud. Returned products are supposed to be sold as "scratch and dent" or with some...
02-23-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Jeff Neese

I can't dispute your experiences, but I have a...

I can't dispute your experiences, but I have a push-on chuck on my compressor at home, pretty much identical to what gas stations have, and all of my adapters work fine, everywhere. And I have...
02-22-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Jeff Neese

I've never not had a presta adapter work at a gas...

I've never not had a presta adapter work at a gas station. What has been your problem with them?
02-22-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,417
Posted By Jeff Neese

You've already got a lot of people pointing out...

You've already got a lot of people pointing out they are tires and are supposed to get dirty. However, you do get a one-time pass in order to take pictures.

Any soap will work. Dishwashing...
02-22-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By Jeff Neese

Some third-party vendors are better than others. ...

Some third-party vendors are better than others. Even the return process with those third-parties can be different. You put the request in through Amazon, but each vendor handles it differently and...
02-12-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'll change my term from "silly" to "incorrect". ...

I'll change my term from "silly" to "incorrect".

You optimize right down the middle so things work just as smoothly both up and down. The assumption is you are using your bike's gearing to it's...
02-11-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is a very long thread for such a simple...

This is a very long thread for such a simple problem to solve.

You started with a 118 but did not measure chainline so we don't have a true measure of how far off you are. If you had, it would...
02-10-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

Perhaps I used the wrong legal term. The point...

Perhaps I used the wrong legal term. The point is that a company can still advertise that they sell and install windows, as in double-hung thermal, or bay windows. Companies protect their...
02-10-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

That's helpful and yes, the 110 is the odd...

That's helpful and yes, the 110 is the odd asymmetrical length. I wonder if that was produced just for a certain type of crankset that would compensate for the offset somehow.

One measurement...
02-10-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 47,341
Posted By Jeff Neese

And Microsoft tried to patent the word "Windows"....

And Microsoft tried to patent the word "Windows". So what? I still like my vintage steel Rockhopper.
02-09-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

Well, maybe I did. The OP is trying to figure...

Well, maybe I did. The OP is trying to figure out what size bottom bracket to install in his bike.

He is going about it wrong, using the wrong measurements. You don't use the measurement from...
02-09-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

I cannot count the bikes I've seen where somebody...

I cannot count the bikes I've seen where somebody just couldn't seem to get their shifting quite right, no matter what they did. It's fine in the lower gears but something rubs or doesn't shift in...
02-08-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

Read this: All About Bicycle Chainline...

Read this: All About Bicycle Chainline (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html)

There is nothing about "fit measurements" when you are talking about chainline. It's a spec, not a...
02-08-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jeff Neese

That's the single most important measurement on...

That's the single most important measurement on your bicycle. Do you know what it's supposed to be? You always go by that, not the distance to your chainstays or anything else. Chainline is...
02-08-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,806
Posted By Jeff Neese

That is indeed a great price on a very...

That is indeed a great price on a very respectable frameset, especially if you have most of the parts you need to build it up. A good wheelset can be expensive. I'd still rather have a vintage...
02-07-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,806
Posted By Jeff Neese

That's an example that (to me) proves my theory. ...

That's an example that (to me) proves my theory. Gunnar makes great frames and you could also look at Rivendell for high-end, steel frames (and those are even lugged). There's Surly and Salsa...
02-05-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,806
Posted By Jeff Neese

Indeed. My first Trek was a 1983 720, the...

Indeed. My first Trek was a 1983 720, the full-on touring bike and believed by some to be the best touring bike ever made. I can tell you mine was 100% trouble-free over many thousands of miles. ...
02-02-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,806
Posted By Jeff Neese

And Trek was one of them. I'll take a...

And Trek was one of them. I'll take a hand-built Wisconsin lugged Trek frame any day. That's how they started out - frames only. Now they have sold out and became what we all hate, and now...
01-27-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,793
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think the problem I would have with a bench...

I think the problem I would have with a bench mount stand is that I like to be able to walk around the bike and work from all sides and angles. But then again I have plenty of garage floor space so...
01-26-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,793
Posted By Jeff Neese

The PCS-10 is going to be the most common...

The PCS-10 is going to be the most common recommendation, I'm guessing. You didn't say anything about a price range, but this one is definitely a step up from the PCS-10. The disadvantage of the...
01-26-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jeff Neese

I had wingnuts on several of my bikes, and they...

I had wingnuts on several of my bikes, and they are available on eBay.
01-24-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

When you install a new tube and it fails when you...

When you install a new tube and it fails when you first inflate it, any bike store is going to take that back.

I think there's an unspoken rule of "you rolled it, you flatted it" and it can...
01-21-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,649
Posted By Jeff Neese

I thought it was easy to understand. I'd rather...

I thought it was easy to understand. I'd rather buy a bike with a bent fork (priced accordingly of course) than a bike with a fork that has been "straightened" by someone in their garage that...
01-21-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

Kenda has a line of cheap tubes labeled "Q-Tube"....

Kenda has a line of cheap tubes labeled "Q-Tube". I bought four of them once and had two of them bad right out of the box. It wasn't the stem itself but the seam around the stem. I assume the...
01-18-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,649
Posted By Jeff Neese

If I was buying your bike (you said you were...

If I was buying your bike (you said you were going to sell it) I would want it exactly as is - without YOU trying to straighten the fork. Fietsbob showed a fork jig and that's what is needed, and...
01-18-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm sure some people find "noseless" saddles...

I'm sure some people find "noseless" saddles comfortable, but that's only compared to their old, ill-fitting, poorly designed, and uncomfortable conventional saddle. I think most folks would find...
01-18-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

Good idea. If you're at REI (or anywhere that...

Good idea. If you're at REI (or anywhere that sells seats) you can always just put the saddle on the edge of a stool or something (take it over to the shoe department) and just sit on it. It won't...
01-17-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Jeff Neese

I had the same trouble with my 85 Fuji. I was...

I had the same trouble with my 85 Fuji. I was not about to drill my frame and that wouldn't solve the rear anyway. If the nutted Tektro R559's (already mentioned) will fit, I can attest that they...
01-17-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,375
Posted By Jeff Neese

Spinner is a very well established and very fine...

Spinner is a very well established and very fine maker of bicycle forks. If I'm not mistaken that's all they make. A lot of mountain bikes from the 90s (seems like MOST, actually) had spinner...
01-16-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,649
Posted By Jeff Neese

What he said. That's what it looks like to my...

What he said. That's what it looks like to my eyes also. Either that or it's another crooked photo. Flip it around and see.
01-15-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's sort of common wisdom to replace the rear...

It's sort of common wisdom to replace the rear cassette or freewheel and the chain at the same time. Sometimes you can get away with it but I don't generally change one without the other. ...
01-15-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

Your original post asked the same question -...

Your original post asked the same question - which saddle should I buy? And then you got a whole lot of good information and opinions that basically add up to "nobody can tell you that". Some...
01-15-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

+1, in general. Common beginners mistake is...

+1, in general.

Common beginners mistake is if they feel pressure in front, they lower the nose of the saddle. (Makes sense in theory). But that makes you slide forward, and makes the problem...
01-15-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

Responding so that your post doesn't confuse...

Responding so that your post doesn't confuse newbies. There are no differences between 6 and 7 speed chains, at least in the Shimano world.
01-14-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

Here you go: LMGTFY...

Here you go:

LMGTFY (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shimano+HG70+chain)
01-13-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

You can buy Shimano HG70 or HG71 chains all day...

You can buy Shimano HG70 or HG71 chains all day long. But that's my point - you have to go online. My LBS only stocks the HG50, along with the usual SRAM and KMC that everyone sells.
01-13-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

With all due respect, that is most definitely not...

With all due respect, that is most definitely not true.
01-12-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jeff Neese

Interesting that I see it the complete opposite. ...

Interesting that I see it the complete opposite. My LBS can sell me a cheap Kenda or Sunlite tube, but if I want Schwalbe or Continental, I have to order it online. All tubes are NOT created...
01-12-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,375
Posted By Jeff Neese

I have run: WTB Dirt Drops Soma Portola ...

I have run:

WTB Dirt Drops
Soma Portola
Nitto Noodle
Nitto Randonneur
Trekking bars

I eventually "settled on" the two Nitto bars on two of my bikes and a set of Trekking bars on a third.
01-12-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,375
Posted By Jeff Neese

My understanding is that those clamp-on shifter...

My understanding is that those clamp-on shifter bosses almost always slide down the tube without some sort of braze-on or "nub" (like the one that holds cable stops in the same position). I was...
01-11-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

The design concept is obviously the same with the...

The design concept is obviously the same with the Rivet as the SA. I like the "sling" idea and the fact that these never ridge. But are you saying that the Rivets are built sturdier than the SA? ...
01-10-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,230
Posted By Jeff Neese

You betcha. That saddle will spoil you for any...

You betcha. That saddle will spoil you for any other, and it is invisible nearly from the start. (About a 10 mile break-in period).

You say you don't like them because they stretch, but they...
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