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Forum: Framebuilders
11-21-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By zze86

Great info all! Glad to hear, the gap issue seems...

Great info all! Glad to hear, the gap issue seems to be a non-issue but also glad for the other ideas as well. More design decisions to mull upon. Thanks again all! Have a Happy Turkey Day tomorrow!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By zze86

Yes, although the rear support strut could be...

Yes, although the rear support strut could be made the same way also I suppose.

I found the ones below, which would necessitate cutting a slot into the tubing to slide these in and then there...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By zze86

Rack build - what use for mounting points?

In the process of slowly building my own rack. I'm using 3/8" OD 4130 cromo tubing. Been playing with bending mostly and I think I have it mostly figured out for my, for now, mostly simple bends. Was...
09-13-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By zze86

Great info, thanks guys! Seattle Forrest...

Great info, thanks guys!

Seattle Forrest (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/seattle-forrest-188524.html) - Thanks for the heads up on the Forerunner. I will look into that one as well. Did you at...
09-13-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

Fair enough, that particular section you...

Fair enough, that particular section you highlighted was off the mark a bit, but the post as a whole was not too far off I hope. The basic point being:

Automotive racing -> many regulating bodies...
09-13-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

The MTB comparison is an apt one. Consider just...

The MTB comparison is an apt one. Consider just how much MTB design and innovation has come since they were first introduced. The tech and advancement in MTB is astounding!

You know what they...
09-13-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

Just off the top of my head I can recount a...

Just off the top of my head I can recount a number of automotive innovations that trickled down from racing. Sure, it's not "Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday" anymore, these systems are much more...
09-12-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

OK, last time I'm going to talk about fairings, I...

OK, last time I'm going to talk about fairings, I wasn't intending this to be about fairings.

No, fairings are not hard tech but to pull it off in an aesthetically functional way does require...
09-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By zze86

I can almost hear a teenage girl somewhere... ...

I can almost hear a teenage girl somewhere...

"OMG Dad! Don't you know anything?"...
09-12-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By zze86

I would just drill holes at the ends of the crack...

I would just drill holes at the ends of the crack to prevent the crack from propugating further and just ride it with periodic inspection.

I wouldn't pay for such a bike though.
09-12-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

The point isn't that particular bike, nor the...

The point isn't that particular bike, nor the fairings, nor the tire clearance but if we must focus on that...OK, so there are min tire clearances, make the tire clearance or re-engineer it so it...
09-12-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

Racing has no bearing on the public? C'mon you're...

Racing has no bearing on the public? C'mon you're in the automotive industry. Of course it does. Granted it may take time and granted still, a very small population of bikes ever make it into UCI...
09-12-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 77
Uci
Views: 1,772
Posted By zze86

The UCI is probably the greatest impediment to...

The UCI is probably the greatest impediment to bicycle design and advancement these days.

Alternative designs, aero, drivetrain. All have been hindered by UCI in one form or another.
09-11-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By zze86

Tooth count shouldn't matter for chain retention...

Tooth count shouldn't matter for chain retention as long as the chain can properly wrap around the cog and the chainline is good.

The setup you have seems overly complicated. You have more than 5...
09-11-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,777
Posted By zze86

resurrecting a zombie thread where somebody got...

resurrecting a zombie thread where somebody got yelled at for resurrecting the zombie thread, lol.

But you asked a question so I guess that makes it ok...? :foo:

:lol:
09-11-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By zze86

Great story now, lol. Not so great at the time. ...

Great story now, lol. Not so great at the time.

The brake calipers and pedals were pulled from the BOC for this bike.
09-11-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,086
Posted By zze86

CF rims are probably not what you would want...

CF rims are probably not what you would want then. I'm sure the rougher surface would improve braking somewhat but as mentioned the basalt is mainly there for heat dissipation. I've no experience...
09-11-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,086
Posted By zze86

In that line of thinking, isn't the idea of...

In that line of thinking, isn't the idea of carbon wheels to reduce weight?

Not trying to be an @$$, just seems weird that you're concerned about the braking surface but not the wheel itself....
09-11-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By zze86

Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41660579905_1864093e16_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/41660558975_2e2f99d4ba_z.jpg

The last time I played, I took almost a month to...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,444
Posted By zze86

+1 on hiking pants. The convertible (to long...

+1 on hiking pants. The convertible (to long shorts) or roll up (with buttons) are nice for those cool morning/hot evening rides. I like Prana when I can catch them on sale though I believe they are...
09-11-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By zze86

Looking at those pics, it looks complicated, lol....

Looking at those pics, it looks complicated, lol.

to the OP, what is it about the 10t/10t that interests you? That's essentially setting up a 1 to 1 ratio so any torque multiplication happens...
09-11-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By zze86

Or use the bike as an impromptu compass if you...

Or use the bike as an impromptu compass if you get lost in the wilds. Toss it in the lake and see which direction it spins :lol:
09-10-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,875
Posted By zze86

Mashing 42x11 on 155 cranks feels like 52x11 on...

Mashing 42x11 on 155 cranks feels like 52x11 on 170 cranks for me.

I love the short cranks but I just don't have the lung capacity/endurance to spin 80+ rpm all day long. Alternating between the...
09-10-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By zze86

As noted above there are different classes of SS....

As noted above there are different classes of SS. It's been a while since I've gone deep into the materials engineering but from what I can remember, there is Ferritic, Austenitic (spelling?), and...
09-10-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By zze86

If it fits and works, ride it. Plenty have...

If it fits and works, ride it. Plenty have started with less.

Learning how to wrench a bit, at the very least be able to do emergency repairs, is helpful. Getting some emergency parts (tubes,...
09-09-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By zze86

Looked like a fun event. Great pics as well. The...

Looked like a fun event. Great pics as well. The guys in the hot pink suits on the hot pink tandem and the guy on the BMX must have gotten lots of cheers.
09-09-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By zze86

Wow! Great action pics dddd and good for you for...

Wow! Great action pics dddd and good for you for riding something a bit off the wall!

This is a truly a really interesting looking frame. Other than the saddle eccentricities how does this ride in...
09-09-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,499
Posted By zze86

+1 to ski goggles. They are a must when commuting...

+1 to ski goggles. They are a must when commuting during the upper midwest winters.
09-09-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By zze86

You'll have to pull the crank and see. ...

You'll have to pull the crank and see.

​​​​​​FD mounts explained (https://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/gear/article/sram-and-shimano-front-derailleur-types-and-mounts-explained-44397/)
09-09-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,207
Posted By zze86

Well would you look at that, I guessed right.

Well would you look at that, I guessed right.
09-08-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By zze86

Oops, too busy trying to be funny and forgot to...

Oops, too busy trying to be funny and forgot to answer the OPs question.

Go for the bike that fits and is most comfortable for the riding that you do. Your bike shop may be able to swap out grips...
09-08-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By zze86

Rim brake should be fine even with an incline....

Rim brake should be fine even with an incline. Not like an incline makes them spontaneously stop working...water does that.

As for efficiency. Efficient at what? Disc brakes cost more, weighs more...
Forum: Touring
09-08-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,535
Posted By zze86

I always wondered about this, not sure if its so...

I always wondered about this, not sure if its so basic its a given or if having the bike gives more wiggle room....?

When I used to backpack a lot, I always carried basic survival gear including a...
09-08-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By zze86

Saddles are usually the first thing to go on most...

Saddles are usually the first thing to go on most any bike.

Best way to do it is just go into the LBS and try out a few different saddles. This is a common enough change that some (many?) bike...
09-08-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By zze86

You should be fine as long as the nipple stays...

You should be fine as long as the nipple stays within the cage and the edges are able to pull at the nipple. With tensioning on the cable, it should pull the nipple to the edge anyways so it doesn't...
09-08-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By zze86

dsbrantjr...

dsbrantjr (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dsbrantjr-205349.html) makes a good point. I just assumed you had a triple FD and were using generic terms. That being said, if it is a double FD it...
09-08-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By zze86

Ooooooo! Undisclosed IP! Curiouser and curiouser!...

Ooooooo! Undisclosed IP! Curiouser and curiouser!

1) Rigging 22.2 "gear" shifter for 23.8 bars.
2) Rigging a hub into single speed mode and do the test ride that way
3) "compatible brifters are...
09-07-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By zze86

I doubt you will find a tutorial install on that...

I doubt you will find a tutorial install on that exact mish mash of parts. That being said, install/tuning those parts should be pretty standard/straight forward. Look at Park Tools or Art's Cyclery...
09-07-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By zze86

Freakin awesome!

Freakin awesome!
09-07-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By zze86

But what is the correct question then? :lol:

But what is the correct question then? :lol:
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,989
Posted By zze86

A hodgepodge of parts but somebody's Grail bike...

A hodgepodge of parts but somebody's Grail bike here:

1982 Trek 720/728 (https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/1982-trek-720-touring-bike-22/6670435905.html)
$600
...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By zze86

Don't know if you got to working on this but I...

Don't know if you got to working on this but I just remembered a suggestion from fietsbob: if there is enough axle and space in between the dropouts flip the centering/lock nut and put them inside of...
09-07-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By zze86

Garmin Fenix or similar for biking?

I am in need of a fairly accurate GPS unit for research work. I currently don't have a watch or a bike computer. I thought it might be nice to combine the needs/wants into one unit but given that...
09-07-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By zze86

Alternative facts man.

Alternative facts man.
09-07-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By zze86

^ That is pretty impressive if it spinning Ok...?

^ That is pretty impressive if it spinning Ok...?
09-07-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By zze86

Look up a Shimergo setup. Don't have the LBS do...

Look up a Shimergo setup. Don't have the LBS do it if they give you this answer.
09-07-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By zze86

No, you're not missing anything.

No, you're not missing anything.
09-07-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By zze86

I'd replace it. Aluminum HBars are...

I'd replace it.

Aluminum HBars are relatively inexpensive enough that even if I wasn't scared it would crack, I'd replace it just cause I thought that imbalance would piss the hell out of me after...
09-06-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By zze86

I want to know what this project idea is! You...

I want to know what this project idea is! You can't just say you have a crazy idea and not share it!

I assume you are trying to put trigger shifters onto road bars based on the given dimensions. I...
09-06-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By zze86

Ask your LBS if they know about the Shimergo...

Ask your LBS if they know about the Shimergo setup and willing to do it.

If so, I say Pre-2015 Campagnolo Chorus 11speed shifters. Run it as a 9-speed or buy a 10s cassette and go 10s with the...
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