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06-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By well biked

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from...

I doubt it, regarding it being licensed from SRAM. SRAM's trademarked name for chain-retaining chainrings is "X-Sync," I don't think the Hope rings use that terminology. It doesn't matter, a good...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By well biked

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list,...

I realize the Mr. Pink is already on your list, but I will point out that the latest version of the All-City Mr. Pink is dubbed the "classic" (they returned to the steel fork on this version), and it...
06-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By well biked

That's good info if the OP were talking about...

That's good info if the OP were talking about converting to singlespeed or an IGH, i.e. chainline is presumably very good and doesn't change. But the OP is not talking about that, his chainline will...
06-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By well biked

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're...

I say go with a narrow-wide chainring. They're available in a wide variety of tooth counts and BCD's, and aren't all that expensive in the big picture when you are building up a drivetrain as it...
06-07-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By well biked

+1. Install Kool Stop salmon compound pads.

+1. Install Kool Stop salmon compound pads.
05-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By well biked

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is...

The most intense rim wear I have dealt with is back when I used rim brakes on mountain bikes. Off road use wore the braking surface much faster than anything I ever did on road bikes, and there was a...
05-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,626
Posted By well biked

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for...

Another vote for the Park CT-5 chain tool for carrying in your tool kit. Reasonably small and light, works great, have carried the CT-5 for years on my bikes.
05-12-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By well biked

Scroll down to Section 5 of the...

Scroll down to Section 5 of the manual/instructions....the 10 Nm torque value is listed there, when servicing the bearing assembly.
04-21-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By well biked

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa...

For tubulars, I recommend Effetto Mariposa Caffelatex sealant. Orange Seal would be my second choice for tubulars. I know many cx racers who swear by the awesomeness of Orange Seal in their Cx...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By well biked

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going...

When I opened the thread, I thought it was going to be about ice skating on the HIgh Alpine Lakes in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado....:D
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By well biked

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45...

You can run 3" tire width on both the i40 and i45 ("i" designates inside rim width on WTB rims, btw). A lot of the stock Surlys and Salsas have used i40's on plus tires (3" width) as stock equipment,...
02-17-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By well biked

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it...

Just in case: make sure you are trying to turn it in the correct direction to loosen it. Drive side pedal is right hand thread, so turn it to the left to loosen it. NDS pedal is left hand thread...
01-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By well biked

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. ...

I don't think a Capreo hub is the answer here. Only works with Capreo cassette cogs, which are limited to about 26t largest cog size, I believe. Seems that the OP is looking for an extremely wide...
01-28-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By well biked

In your original post, you mentioned you want to...

In your original post, you mentioned you want to do this the most economical way. As I said in my earlier post, the XD driver standard is more common now that it's been out there for a few years,...
01-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By well biked

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years...

SRAM came up with the XD driver hub a few years ago so that 1x mountain bikes could be used with a 10t cog on the high end of the gear range, which adds several gear inches to the highest gear. The...
01-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By well biked

+1 As far as I know, the left-left,...

+1

As far as I know, the left-left, right-right design for pedal threads was a Wright Bros idea (they were in the bicycle business along with being tinkerers with things that fly). I believe they...
01-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By well biked

Rival 1 cranks use a 110 Bolt Circle Diameter, I...

Rival 1 cranks use a 110 Bolt Circle Diameter, I believe. Wolf Tooth, for one, makes chain-retaining chanrings for 1x drivetrains (their trade name is Drop Stop rings) in 110 BCD as small as 34t, and...
01-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By well biked

On several current Salsa and Surly models, the...

On several current Salsa and Surly models, the headtube diameter on the frame is straight, 44mm. With the correct headset, you can run different fork "standards," including 1 1/8 straight steerer,...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,280
Posted By well biked

Seconded. Awesome, Tundra Man.

Seconded. Awesome, Tundra Man.
12-10-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By well biked

Cool. If you think about it, revive the thread...

Cool. If you think about it, revive the thread when you get the wheels done and let us know how the project went. Good luck-
12-09-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By well biked

I picked up on that sentiment in your original...

I picked up on that sentiment in your original post...these hubs don't have much value, but you like them, and have some attachment to them. It's getting to be winter, and for a lot of folks that's...
12-09-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By well biked

I think you should go with option 1. Use this...

I think you should go with option 1. Use this article as a reference, all of your concerns and questions are addressed and fully explained.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
Forum: Commuting
12-09-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By well biked

Sounds interesting, Dan, good luck with the...

Sounds interesting, Dan, good luck with the project!
12-08-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By well biked

Any of the Topeak Morphs are good quality, mainly...

Any of the Topeak Morphs are good quality, mainly just match the one you need relative to your tire size for best efficiency (Mountain morph and Turbo Morph are larger, better suited to higher volume...
11-30-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By well biked

In a difficult situation, you can install a tube,...

In a difficult situation, you can install a tube, air the tire up. Deflate. Break the bead on one side of the tire, remove tube. Hopefully the other bead stays more or less seated. Now start...
11-29-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By well biked

My thoughts on this: no, I've never heard of a...

My thoughts on this: no, I've never heard of a carbon frame that was manufactured with the type of "versatile" dropout spacing that, say, the Surly Cross Check has (stated spacing of 132.5 for either...
11-27-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By well biked

My guess is that it's intended for 130mm hubs....

My guess is that it's intended for 130mm hubs. Yeah, you've measured the spacing at 131mm, so that does suggest 130 over 135, but my main reason for thinking 130 is that it's a cantilever brake cx...
11-24-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,616
Posted By well biked

The original mountain bike "tubeless conversion...

The original mountain bike "tubeless conversion kits" from Stan's NoTubes included filament tape that was used to make the spoke holes air tight, the rubber rim strips with valve stems went on top of...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By well biked

I agree that a "magic gear" setup is not really a...

I agree that a "magic gear" setup is not really a good solution. From what I've seen, it's usually a result of a lot of trial and error with various gear combos to try and find one that will allow a...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By well biked

From what I can tell from the OP photo, the bike...

From what I can tell from the OP photo, the bike looks to be an older mountain bike with a singlespeed spacer kit and single cog installed on a Shimano cassette hub. This is an excellent way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,390
Posted By well biked

+1...The most beautiul Brooks, IMO. The only...

+1...The most beautiul Brooks, IMO. The only Brooks that's comfortable to me is the B17, the Swift just didn't work for me. But it sure is pretty.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,354
Posted By well biked

I've been using the Shimano MW7's for three or...

I've been using the Shimano MW7's for three or four years now, they are listed in that review article. Really nice shoes that do a great job of keeping your feet warm and dry in temps down to maybe...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,354
Posted By well biked

It's funny,,every year I go through a bit of a...

It's funny,,every year I go through a bit of a "conditioning" phase, in getting accustomed to colder temps. Anything below the mid 50's seems cool as we enter autumn, but as the season progresses...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,007
Posted By well biked

Currently, my commuter bikes are a Surly...

Currently, my commuter bikes are a Surly Straggler that is set up with a mtb drivetrain (but with bar end shifters), rear rack, and front porteur rack and porteur bag. I really like that front bag...
09-25-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By well biked

Off topic a little, but regarding the "700c"...

Off topic a little, but regarding the "700c" designation, the "c" was originally a width designation. A, B, C, and D designations were used, with A being narrowest, D being the widest. Sheldon...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,220
Posted By well biked

+1 for Cygolite. Excellent lights, very...

+1 for Cygolite. Excellent lights, very dependable IME.
09-03-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By well biked

The XG series cassettes and PG series cassettes...

The XG series cassettes and PG series cassettes are designed for two completely different freehub body types, they are not cross compatible.
08-02-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By well biked

Veloplugs are used in place of conventional rim...

Veloplugs are used in place of conventional rim tape (protection of the inner tube from the spoke hole), they aren't for tubeless applications.
08-02-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By well biked

Regarding 3/16" chain, I had not heard of that...

Regarding 3/16" chain, I had not heard of that either. Did a little searching on Sheldon's site, and found this:


"For the true retro fixed-gear fan, another option is 1" x 3/16" chain. This...
07-17-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By well biked

I once tore the sidewall of a tubeless tire...

I once tore the sidewall of a tubeless tire during a mountain bike race. Not a big tear, but it was in a bad place (sidewall) and the tubeless sealant was spewing out of the tear. Hoping to not...
04-22-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By well biked

Sadly this is true.

Sadly this is true.
04-21-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By well biked

Maybe a re-badged/decaled lower model, perhaps a...

Maybe a re-badged/decaled lower model, perhaps a High Sierra? The frame reminds me of a late '80's High Sierra I once owned. But I don't know much about the Paramountains, so maybe it is genuine, I...
04-13-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,241
Posted By well biked

Okay, I'll toot my own "tubeless pioneer" horn a...

Okay, I'll toot my own "tubeless pioneer" horn a little, too. I started using Stan's Notubes soon after they went into business (I think it was around 2001 or 2002), I had been using Stan's for...
03-03-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By well biked

FWIW: Wholesaler QBP is a distributor of those...

FWIW: Wholesaler QBP is a distributor of those rims, and they publish both the manufacturer's stated ERD and their own hands-on ERD measurement. QBP measured the ERD at 554.5mm. Again, FWIW.
02-19-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,146
Posted By well biked

Since it's a 2017 bike equipped with 105, it...

Since it's a 2017 bike equipped with 105, it should be a 5800 series FD. These "long arm" Shimano FD's are often problematic in getting them setup satisfactorily. Without seeing your bike and...
02-16-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By well biked

Interesting. I have to wonder if it's not a a...

Interesting. I have to wonder if it's not a a power-out device instead of power-in. The cyclinder looks an awful lot like an automotive alternator or genearator. Wild guess, but maybe to power or...
Forum: Touring
02-15-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,780
Posted By well biked

+1, I agree.

+1, I agree.
02-12-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By well biked

In all seriousness, our concern with the Race Day...

In all seriousness, our concern with the Race Day sealant is that it does seal so well, that it would become a problem pretty quickly in clogging up valve stems. Have you had any problems with that,...
02-12-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By well biked

At our shop. we joke that Stan's Race Day works...

At our shop. we joke that Stan's Race Day works so well that you can't even pour it into the tire, it seals up the bottle.
02-05-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,664
Posted By well biked

I'll post just to put in a plug for Cygolite. ...

I'll post just to put in a plug for Cygolite. I've used their Expilion 750 headlight and Hotshot SL taillight for four years, with countless rechargings, never a problem, ever. Highly recommend the...
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