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05-05-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Eric S.

I got a Tourmalet frameset, some Rolf wheels and...

I got a Tourmalet frameset, some Rolf wheels and a few other parts for $150 a few years ago. I sold most of the parts so the bike almost ended up being "free". I didn't like the look of the stock...
03-31-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By Eric S.

Some pedals have only hex or only flats for a...

Some pedals have only hex or only flats for a pedal wrench - I won't use those. I want to install with a pedal wrench and have the hex option in case of an issue out on the road, which has never,...
02-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Eric S.

While I do not have experience with Di2, I see...

While I do not have experience with Di2, I see that the rear derailleur does still maintain limit screws like a standard one. Sounds like an adjustment there may be what is needed.
02-05-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Eric S.

I'm pretty sure I tossed the liners on my two MTB...

I'm pretty sure I tossed the liners on my two MTB commuters with V-brakes (built them up years ago). I seem to remember one being pushed out as I fed the brake cable so I just yanked it. Put a couple...
02-02-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By Eric S.

I put TruVative bolts on all my cranks - 5mm on...

I put TruVative bolts on all my cranks - 5mm on one side and 6mm on the other.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zHkAAOSwk4pe31qN/s-l640.jpg
02-01-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Eric S.

A couple years ago I saw a lowrider with green...

A couple years ago I saw a lowrider with green headlights...not tinted green but traffic light green. Couldn't imagine that being legal (Nevada).
01-29-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By Eric S.

Well, mechanically you know what you are doing...

Well, mechanically you know what you are doing and have a good list of troubleshooting. Since you say you have the same setup on another bike, does the chain still jump if you swap the rear wheels? ...
01-28-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Eric S.

Unless something changed during its run, the 7410...

Unless something changed during its run, the 7410 crank didn't come with self-extracting bolts (I'm still riding a pair I bought in 1996). Bolts like this are readily available online.
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01-23-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Eric S.

I can't get external BBs to thread in all the way...

I can't get external BBs to thread in all the way by hand. Soon after the threads take and I'm certain things are going OK I need to use a tool to continue. Been that way on every bike I've...
01-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Eric S.

I should have posted a different link - that one...

I should have posted a different link - that one is for their ramped/pinned rings that get pretty expensive as the teeth increase.

All the ones I have are the cheaper plain jane rings; here is the...
01-22-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Eric S.

I use Vuelta chainrings on some of my bikes. ...

I use Vuelta chainrings on some of my bikes. Perfectly good quality and reasonably priced.

https://www.vueltausa.com/components/chainrings.html
01-08-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By Eric S.

It worked out fine - I actually went a little too...

It worked out fine - I actually went a little too far and then had to use some soda can shims. I picked up an attachment similar to this at the hardware store.
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01-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By Eric S.

I once used a round grounding attachment on a...

I once used a round grounding attachment on a drill to open up a crown race that wouldn't go on. This was 20 years ago before I had calipers to measure and probably didn't even know about the size...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By Eric S.

I've had a couple pair of Nikon Dri-Fit golf...

I've had a couple pair of Nikon Dri-Fit golf pants for about 10 years now. I've pedaled thousands of miles in them with no significant wear. I'm not sure if the same ones are available today but...
12-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,647
Posted By Eric S.

I had a tool called a Cassette Cracker 30 years...

I had a tool called a Cassette Cracker 30 years ago - short length of chain and a vinyl-covered hook for the chain stay.

My 1st gen Ultegra 8sp freehub has the double threads for use with an 8sp...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,876
Posted By Eric S.

I worked 3:30pm-12:00am for a little over one...

I worked 3:30pm-12:00am for a little over one year at my current job and only drove maybe 3 times (20 miles round trip). I really liked riding home when the streets were deserted (Las Vegas). I'm...
11-30-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Eric S.

I don't have access to my bike with Origin8 hubs...

I don't have access to my bike with Origin8 hubs but I think I have those, and they were a bit tight when new. I backed 'em off a bit.
11-25-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,680
Posted By Eric S.

Guerciotti TSX that I built up in 2014. ...

Guerciotti TSX that I built up in 2014.
...
11-16-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,843
Posted By Eric S.

When I started college in 1985 Missoula, Montana...

When I started college in 1985 Missoula, Montana apparently had a license requirement. You know how a person was notified? Someone would go around campus and put a sticker on your bike notifying...
11-16-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Eric S.

It's tough to go off a photo that is not...

It's tough to go off a photo that is not precisely aligned but the non-drive side dropout does appear to be askew.
11-05-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Eric S.

I replaced the pulleys on a 7-speed era Ultegra...

I replaced the pulleys on a 7-speed era Ultegra derailleur with some generic aluminum ones from eBay. I guess they were 11T (can't confirm because I'm at work now) and work just fine. I'm running a...
10-28-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Eric S.

I've had it happen with various brands, including...

I've had it happen with various brands, including Kenda. In the case of the Kenda it was an S-shaped bulge. I got a pair with free shipping on eBay and returning it would have cost more than the...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By Eric S.

I found a lugged 750 for $40 on Craigslist a few...

I found a lugged 750 for $40 on Craigslist a few years ago. It was not rideable as purchased but that was OK since I had most everything I needed to make it a drop bar commuter. The paint was rough...
10-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,700
Posted By Eric S.

I've had the nice Park cutters for years but I...

I've had the nice Park cutters for years but I really don't think they are much better than a basic pair of snips. I've never owned a Dremel or similar tool to use a cutting wheel but that's the way...
10-21-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Eric S.

I will always use a ferrule if possible but if...

I will always use a ferrule if possible but if there's no room I haven't found it to be a serious problem. Just use 1/2" or so more housing so that if you someday discover that it is deforming you...
10-20-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By Eric S.

When you decide to pedal a bike "harder" you get...

When you decide to pedal a bike "harder" you get an immediate response but on the bike boat thing I was on so long ago it was like driving a low horsepower car. Fun way to put around on the lake,...
10-20-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By Eric S.

My brother's in-laws live on a lake and had one...

My brother's in-laws live on a lake and had one when we visited once. It may have been a neighbor's. Pretty fun but kind of frustrating because it always felt like pedaling on ice.
10-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,732
Posted By Eric S.

I've been stopped a couple times in Las Vegas but...

I've been stopped a couple times in Las Vegas but not because of my own activity. One time the police asked if I'd seen anyone of a description they gave me, the other time they asked if I'd heard...
10-17-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Eric S.

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube posted a video the...

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube posted a video the other day of random parts and got a hub with no spoke holes. A viewer said it was from an aero wheel (not necessarily a disc). Here's where he tries to...
10-15-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Eric S.

When I have an axle assembly completely...

When I have an axle assembly completely disassembled, I reset things by putting the axle in the dropouts with one side ready to be locked up and just the locknut on the other. In the case of a rear...
10-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Eric S.

I've never heard of anything like this before but...

I've never heard of anything like this before but the bolt threads may be boogered up, causing it to feel like things are tight but actually stopping the wedge from doing its job. I realize my...
10-07-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By Eric S.

I was simply relaying my own experience, not...

I was simply relaying my own experience, not predicting the outcome of continued use of royphotog's tire.
10-06-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By Eric S.

I've had that happen on a few tires. I call it...

I've had that happen on a few tires. I call it The Dreaded S-bulge. One time it happened at mile 80 of a century. I made it to the finish and the tread was starting to wear badly - could have...
10-04-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Eric S.

My 2004 LeMond came with 3T bars and stem in...

My 2004 LeMond came with 3T bars and stem in 25.8mm. The stock bars were 38cm (WAY too narrow for me). In searching for another set I did find some in 25.8mm, but also found on Sheldon Brown's site...
10-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Eric S.

Appreciate the responses. I hadn't come back to...

Appreciate the responses. I hadn't come back to this thread after the comment saying there is already plenty of discussion to view here.

I had an echocardiogram on Sept. 8 and met with the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,524
Posted By Eric S.

Sorry, I'm out! The whole point of bicycle...

Sorry, I'm out! The whole point of bicycle commuting is to save money, not spend more than you could get a used car for (I realize US$4,500 is pushing it for a used car these days).

I don't ever...
09-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By Eric S.

I prefer "aged" cables - once the strands wind up...

I prefer "aged" cables - once the strands wind up tight and the stretching is done they feel better. I'll use them as long as possible. I'll move an old rear cable (both brake and derailleur) up to...
09-20-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Eric S.

I'm not wrong. You have the wrong year. In 1990...

I'm not wrong. You have the wrong year. In 1990 LeMond took yellow the day before Paris.
09-19-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Eric S.

Note that I said "day before Paris".

Note that I said "day before Paris".
09-19-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Eric S.

In watching Stage 20 I noticed that some risers...

In watching Stage 20 I noticed that some risers are very high as well.

Here's LeMond in a similar race situation - takes yellow jersey the day before Paris.
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Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,391
Posted By Eric S.

The end use may be good for the environment but...

The end use may be good for the environment but all the metals needed to create a bicycle still come from mining. Some people would have you think that certain choices disassociate you from...
09-16-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,528
Posted By Eric S.

My first "real" road racing bike was a 1988...

My first "real" road racing bike was a 1988 Specialized Sirrus that cost $449. That was less than 2 weeks pay for the job I had at the time. When I last had a subscription to Bicycling magazine I...
09-09-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Eric S.

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I...

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I ordered some Ultegra 8sp wheels from Performance Bike and they took forever to show up; couldn't get an answer as to what was going on. I grew impatient...
08-30-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By Eric S.

This VeloNews link shows it airing consistently -...

This VeloNews link shows it airing consistently -
...
08-29-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By Eric S.

I posted here about using Peacock Premium...

I posted here about using Peacock Premium (US$4.99 for one month) and that it seems to have two feeds. The one found under "Sports" is the feed with the commentators you prefer. I'll have to confirm...
08-29-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By Eric S.

I'm watching using the $4.99 option of Peacock...

I'm watching using the $4.99 option of Peacock Premium. I didn't get up for pre-race coverage (4am Pacific in the US) but when I did start watching I was surprised to not be hearing Phil Liggett....
08-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By Eric S.

A few years ago I bought Nashbar-branded carbon...

A few years ago I bought Nashbar-branded carbon forks that look like the ones in your link. They don't actually say Nashbar anywhere, they were just sold as "Nashbar carbon road fork". Anyway, I've...
08-26-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,556
Posted By Eric S.

I worked at a shop in the early '80s and there...

I worked at a shop in the early '80s and there were basically two types of bar tape - Benotto Cello (ribbon) and Tressostar (cloth). We always started the wrap at the stem and it was very easy to...
08-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By Eric S.

This is actually a useful piece of information.

This is actually a useful piece of information.
08-19-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,759
Posted By Eric S.

Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have...

Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have one 6sp and one 10sp. Biggest difference between 6 and 10 is that I shift more on the 10.
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