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Forum: Foo
01-08-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By SalsaShark

Name's Neil - Neil Peart. And they're spelled...

Name's Neil - Neil Peart. And they're spelled cymbals!
Forum: Foo
12-14-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By SalsaShark

Maybe not......but the Bears however, are exactly...

Maybe not......but the Bears however, are exactly who we thought they were!
Dennis Green.....They are who we thought they were!
12-05-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SalsaShark

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the...

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the winter in my neck of the woods, I am essentially riding through salt water for 3-4 months out of the year, albeit in shallower depths than you did. ...
12-04-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By SalsaShark

I'm gonna say 80/20, roughly!

I'm gonna say 80/20, roughly!
12-03-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By SalsaShark

Cider & Whisky

Cider & Whisky
12-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By SalsaShark

Make sure a ball did not get down into the...

Make sure a ball did not get down into the headtube before everything was tightened up....I think I had that happen once with similar results.
11-22-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By SalsaShark

I think he is referring to a winter cycling boot....

I think he is referring to a winter cycling boot. They are insulated for cold weather riding and have the ability to mount a pedal cleat.
11-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,515
Posted By SalsaShark

In addition to a front facing headlamp (steady...

In addition to a front facing headlamp (steady light) and rear facing taillight (low beam with bright blink interruptions), I also run a rear facing red steady lower down the seat tube, and another...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By SalsaShark

Give the seller your contact info and that you...

Give the seller your contact info and that you are interested, but at a bit lower price. Tell the seller that if the bike will not sell at his listed price and he doesn't want to sit on it forever,...
11-13-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By SalsaShark

Just look for a BB7 compatible pad, almost every...

Just look for a BB7 compatible pad, almost every pad manufacturer makes them in multiple pad surface materials. BTW, your current pads look to still have plenty of meat on the bones.
11-13-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By SalsaShark

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer...

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer tube.
Forum: Touring
11-12-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By SalsaShark

If you are talking below 0°F, mittens are the...

If you are talking below 0°F, mittens are the answer. Oversized to allow for multiple liners if needed without restricting blood flow. If it gets really cold and windy, say 10-20 below zero, throw in...
10-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By SalsaShark

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny...

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny per mile!
10-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By SalsaShark

I checked a bunch of my rides, and the numbers...

I checked a bunch of my rides, and the numbers for average speed matched exactly in both places on every ride. No inconsistencies here.
10-23-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,340
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it...

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it must take within the shift levers when being used after a new cable is installed. These bends eventually are worked into the memory of the cable, and...
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,110
Posted By SalsaShark

While I am not good at holding my breath, I have...

While I am not good at holding my breath, I have a friend who practices this for fun. His best time was 3:16, I believe.
09-30-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By SalsaShark

Keep the rubber side up when riding, I guess?

Keep the rubber side up when riding, I guess?
09-30-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,736
Posted By SalsaShark

Been riding 6-7,000 miles a year for the past 6...

Been riding 6-7,000 miles a year for the past 6 years or so without any pads in my pants, or on the saddle. Works for me.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By SalsaShark

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for...

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for your discomfort, I can give some tips that have helped me.
I tried using some chamois padded shorts years ago, and found that I was getting more saddle...
09-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,160
Posted By SalsaShark

It bothers me that America views driving as a...

It bothers me that America views driving as a 'right' of sorts, and not an earned privilege. The fact that this driver's license was not revoked on the spot speaks volumes as to the indifference...
09-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By SalsaShark

You can't be serious.........try it, and find...

You can't be serious.........try it, and find some steep hills if you succeed.
Forum: Foo
09-27-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By SalsaShark

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting
09-25-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 535,418
Posted By SalsaShark

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980...

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980 model 414. Original Superbe calipers comfortably reach the brake track on my Ukai/Sueze 700c wheelset, running 32mm tires and an 11-32t 7-speed...
Forum: For Sale
09-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By SalsaShark

Shrink it to a 55cm and I'm in.

Shrink it to a 55cm and I'm in.
09-11-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By SalsaShark

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable...

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable that will change the backpedaling performance is changing the chainline. The rear derailleur has no bearing on this, being placed after the cassette...
09-11-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,392
Posted By SalsaShark

.....briefly, from time to time. My drivetrains...

.....briefly, from time to time. My drivetrains are tuned up to access all available gear combinations without incident. Also, I would rather access big/big than small/small combo.
09-08-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By SalsaShark

One other thing to check is if the brake track on...

One other thing to check is if the brake track on the rim has a wear indicator utilizing a groove in the track, the pad can wear with a raised groove that will mate with the recessed groove in the...
09-06-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By SalsaShark

I found the original headset cups indexed pretty...

I found the original headset cups indexed pretty badly even with regular maintenance on the Allant's original headset. I knocked it out and replaced it probably within the first 5000 miles on mine....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,062
Posted By SalsaShark

All of my bikes were purchased without a test ride

All of my bikes were purchased without a test ride
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,964
Posted By SalsaShark

Happens to me about once a year - usually when it...

Happens to me about once a year - usually when it is cold enough for me to be wearing a beanie to keep my ears warm, and I don't notice the lack of helmet till I am a ways down the road.
08-29-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By SalsaShark

For another brake option (if you are not using...

For another brake option (if you are not using STI levers) I kept the linear pull brakes and upgraded the calipers the to LX V-Brakes and installed Tektro RL520 long pull road levers. Jagwire makes a...
08-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By SalsaShark

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have a 2014 Allant that I setup with drop bars years ago, a 3x8...
08-14-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By SalsaShark

91% rubbing alcohol is your best bet. Might take...

91% rubbing alcohol is your best bet. Might take some elbow grease, but should remove anything sticky like adhesive residue
07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
Posted By SalsaShark

Used to fill farm implement tires with a calcium...

Used to fill farm implement tires with a calcium chloride slurry back when I worked in a tire shop. This added weight for traction and prevented the fluid from freezing in the cold, as pure water...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,775
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
06-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,775
Posted By SalsaShark

Only thing that triggers me is an E-Bike. If I...

Only thing that triggers me is an E-Bike. If I see an E-Bike I have to drop it. Maybe keep the racing kit, but start riding an E-Bike?
06-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,556
Posted By SalsaShark

It is probably your knees. Try taking some fish...

It is probably your knees.
Try taking some fish oil.
06-17-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By SalsaShark

Should be able to get a grip on it with a vice...

Should be able to get a grip on it with a vice grip pliers. Once removed, replace it with a standard QR skewer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By SalsaShark

If you have problems in the future, perhaps your...

If you have problems in the future, perhaps your crown race was not fully seated and is getting pounded into place slowly by simply riding your bike. If everything else is adjusted properly, this is...
05-17-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By SalsaShark

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel fin

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel

fin
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,489
Posted By SalsaShark

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. ...

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. Might need to try out a Berthoud!
04-12-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By SalsaShark

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof...

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof in my experience. I use them on all but one of my bikes, and have only had to replace the BB on my 520. I think i got over 10,000 miles of all weather...
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-05-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear...

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear down into the gap between rollers with only a bit of pressure, it is time to install a new chain. If the .75% drops in with gravity alone, it might be...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,316
Posted By SalsaShark

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and...

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and you said you replaced the stem. Did you properly adjust the bearing preload in the headset before tightening the new stem mounting bolts onto the...
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