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Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,281,808
Posted By Sirrus Rider

My Bianchi Super San Jose8

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My first commute after conversion. I'm referring to is as a Super San...
03-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Sirrus Rider

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She's my fun neighborhood runabout.
02-17-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Is there any other make of rim I should consider?...

Is there any other make of rim I should consider? Would the Sun Alloy Rim 26 x 2.00 Ryno Lite Silver 36 Hole work?...
02-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Sirrus Rider

IGH the difference between the Shimano Inter-8 and Nexus

What is the difference between the Shimano Inter-8 and Nexus 8?
02-08-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Cruiser wheel set build

Seeing that the spokes on my Cruiser are a corroded mess I'm considering building a new set of wheels. Would Sun Rynolite rims in 556Etro work okay with 2.125 Tires ? What rims should I consider??
01-19-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Tektro C324 vs. C326 Beach cruiser sidepulls

Does anyone know what the difference is between the C324 and the C326 beach cruiser brakes?
01-15-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'm already using travel agents with the stock...

I'm already using travel agents with the stock mini-v and the problem is over time they either have to be rebuilt or replaced as the brake cable will saw through the little hole in the pulley.
01-13-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Specialized Sirrus Drop bar conversion with Cantilever Brakes

Has anyone done a Drop bar conversion on a Y2K (2000 to present) Sirrus and ditched the linear pulls for Cantilevers?
01-06-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Build a new set of Cruiser wheels

Seeing that the spokes on my Cruiser are a corroded mess I'm considering building a new set of wheels based on sun rynolite rims the problem is I've seen the 556 etro rims in two widths 1.5 in and...
01-05-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Considering that all the manuals are originating...

Considering that all the manuals are originating in either Taiwan or China I wouldn't be surprised if they use the term Bicycles for all. For two reasons: It's cheaper to produce one manual to be...
01-05-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Cool I'm running fresh Salmon Koolstops.

I'm running fresh Salmon Koolstops.
01-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Sirrus Rider

She started life with the typical tube type fork....

She started life with the typical tube type fork. I was planning on motorizing her, that why I converted her to a springer but I grew to like riding her as a bicycle. The brakes are sufficient as is,...
01-04-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Smile No shame in calling it a trike it's the most...

No shame in calling it a trike it's the most accurate term. Or Cruiser trike.
01-04-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Tekro makes dual pivot cruiser brakes :...

Tekro makes dual pivot cruiser brakes : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C894LG0/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=AI815W1WMD729&psc=1...
01-03-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Here is my 2007 Schwinn Town and Country. ...

Here is my 2007 Schwinn Town and Country.
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01-03-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Sirrus Rider

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I beg to differ the...
01-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Brake upgrade

Considering upgrading the brakes on my '80s Schwinn Cruiser from the stock Weimanns to Tekro dual pivots. I'm, just not sure if I should. The Weimanns actually stop pretty good and they look the...
12-21-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Follow up Phantom

As it turns out the '07 Sirrus is fitted with un-branded Tekro 926AL and when I figured this out changing out the stock brakes to them became pointless. I left the OEM brakes with the Travel Agents...
05-12-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Friction to index

Thinking of doing a slight upgrade to my Schwinn Cruiser. When new it was a 1 X 5 friction shift with (sub?) entry level Suntour. It shifts well, but I often ride it in traffic and would like to have...
05-12-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 353,590
Posted By Sirrus Rider

My Beach Cruiser

This is my inherited Schwinn Beach Cruiser. It belonged to my uncle in the early '90s and got passed around to his kids for 20 years and very neglected in the process. It looks good from the 10...
02-18-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,305
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Seat back was standard with the '07 Town &...

Seat back was standard with the '07 Town & Country.
01-11-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Thanks guys I wrote Kool Stop and they said the...

Thanks guys I wrote Kool Stop and they said the same thing. Ceramic formulation can be used, but is not recommended. They recommend the dual compound. I went ahead and bought a set of Koolstop Cross...
01-09-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Koolstop Brake Pads: Ceramic formulation OK for regular rims?

My new to me Bianchi San Jose came with Kool stop brake pads installed, but they are the ceramic formulation (olive green). Is this formulation okay with standard rims like Sun CR-18 or should I...
01-02-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Replacement Hood covers

I'm wondering if there are any Replacement hood covers (NOS, Repo) For Shimano Sora ST-3300(4) 3X8 Brifters mine are starting to wear out and Amazon says there no longer available. I'm definitely...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,271
Posted By Sirrus Rider

After deliberately removing his brakes..:(

After deliberately removing his brakes..:(
07-26-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Holy war: Chains and lubricant the ongoing story of the chain eating Sirrus

Since the original post I've engaged in an experiment. Ever wonder how good the lubricant found on SRAM chains is? Sheldon Brown extolled the virtues of this waxy grease called Gleitmo. I always...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Found me a Bianchi San Jose for cheap

I've been Jonesing for the San Jose for number of reasons. First and foremost that it can be adapted to an IGH and if using an 8speed Alfine become a San Jose8. Secondly, I can't keep a drivetrain on...
07-12-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced? I've read here on the net that there are wear and replace...
07-12-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced? I've read here on the net that there are wear and replace...
07-10-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Before we get sidetracked by talk of Chain...

Before we get sidetracked by talk of Chain checking tools. What differentiates a chainwheel that is for "8-speed" from one for "9-speed" On Sugino's website the 8-speed standard rings carry the...
07-09-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I use one of these now: :thumb: Chain...

I use one of these now: :thumb:

Chain Checker Plus Pedro's NA (http://pedros.com/products/tools/general-tool/chain-checker-plus/)
07-09-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Sirrus Rider

8 vs 9 vs 10 speed chain rings

Is there a difference? What goes into making a set of chain rings optimal for say a 9-speed drive train over an 8-speed?

My '07 Sirrus (Subject of this thread:...
08-08-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'd look at the new Cateye PADRONE I can read...

I'd look at the new Cateye PADRONE I can read that badboy without my glasses
04-21-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By Sirrus Rider

MY Sora Brifers are ST-3303 and I believe my...

MY Sora Brifers are ST-3303 and I believe my current TEkro V brakes are 90mm arm length. I have Mini V's on hand that are 80mm arms. So the upshot is these Mini-V (TEKROS 926AL) will do what I'm...
04-20-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Mini-V brakes will they work with Brifters?

I'm currently running the OEM V brakes that came on my '07 Sirrus with Travel agents to use with Sora Brifters in drop bar configuration The problem is the travel agents tend to be a PITA to...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I like the orange it's okay; however, I really...

I like the orange it's okay; however, I really liked the yellow they used a few years back. Mine is a base model '07 that red and the graphics are "Normal" not wrapped down the middle of the down...
03-19-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,107
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Breast cancer awareness bike. So yes very...

Breast cancer awareness bike. So yes very cool.:cool:
03-19-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'd wager a guess of 650a sized rims set up for...

I'd wager a guess of 650a sized rims set up for rod brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Cold weather. I hate having to stop and peel...

Cold weather. I hate having to stop and peel layers off to regulate my temperature. I rather have on but a single layer and that meets a temp of 65 f or better.
02-17-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Sirrus Rider

A single commute for me is 32 miles I average 64...

A single commute for me is 32 miles I average 64 to 96 miles a week..
02-17-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I use this one...

I use this one http://pedros.com/products/tools/general-tool/chain-checker-plus/ in conjunction with the park. The Pedro CC measures from three points.
02-16-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,971
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I beg to differ. On a new chain I can get my...

I beg to differ. On a new chain I can get my largest chainwheel no problem. The more play in the chain... I can't . Plus over all the bike shifts smoothly front and rear on a new chain.

I...
01-26-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,931
Posted By Sirrus Rider

What I've noticed is its a comfort issue. My...

What I've noticed is its a comfort issue. My standard go to crank is a 170 anything longer tends to slow down my spin. Shorter than 170 feels like walking around with the shoe laces of my right and...
01-15-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Sometimes it's not if you're Gopro worthy, but...

Sometimes it's not if you're Gopro worthy, but needing a few extra sets of eyes. I don't post any footage, but is sure is nice to have a cam facing rearward to keep an eye on oncoming traffice.
01-11-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,079
Posted By Sirrus Rider

I'm watching this thread with rapt facination....

I'm watching this thread with rapt facination. I'm the guy who burns up chain within 100 miles from the commuter board.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Steel frame 120 spacing, but no biggie it can be...

Steel frame 120 spacing, but no biggie it can be cold set wider. Was going to pick up ready made wheels from Harris..
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Redline City 925 for San Jos8 conversion.

What are the thoughts on using the Redline City 925 for an 8 speed IGH conversion a la Bianchi San Joes8? I know it won't have the cantilever brakes but would there be an issue in stuffing an 8...
01-06-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sirrus Rider

Did you check the achieved products page on...

Did you check the achieved products page on cateye's site?
12-17-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,816
Posted By Sirrus Rider

493767 I'm running LIT commuter tires and...

493767

I'm running LIT commuter tires and can be purchased at biketires direct.. Quite a few people that doe the social rides here in Houston will run Monkey 'letric lights that do the whole...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,050
Posted By Sirrus Rider

You're lucky! My chains are lucky to make 500...

You're lucky! My chains are lucky to make 500 and I use SRAM 870.:notamused:
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