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09-19-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 549
Posted By TiHabanero

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell...

What I find most interesting is that Rivendell was way ahead of the curve 30 years ago, and just because they don't have carbon or alum frames and forks they are considered old looking and garage...
09-16-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,289
Posted By TiHabanero

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end...

Then compare the high end road bike to a high end motorcycle or car! Hot dam, the bicycle is a deal in comparison!
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 854
Posted By TiHabanero

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop,...

The alignment tool is indispensable at the shop, and is used several times a day. Found that 10 speed is sensitive and 11 speed is very sensitive to hanger alignment. If one is able to align by sight...
09-08-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By TiHabanero

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon...

Ask yourself the purpose of buying a carbon frame. Why is it necessary? What will be gained? Is the extra cost justified? I have owned two carbon framed bikes because they were a want and not a need....
09-05-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,782
Posted By TiHabanero

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very...

wgscott, I went custom around age 40. So very glad I did as the thing keeps on going and going and going. Hit it with the car in the garage and replaced the rear triangle which then allowed me to...
09-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously...

Best years for the Stumpy. Simple, seriously solid, and beautiful from every angle. You lucky dog, you!
09-02-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By TiHabanero

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a...

At the shop I use the Park tool, at home a threaded rod, nuts and big washers. At the shop I am interested in speed, how quickly the job gets done with accuracy and minimal fuss, not so at home....
08-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By TiHabanero

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was...

In 1975 I bought a new Super Sport. The color was labeled as Opaque Red. Used it for touring, and it was very good for touring. Tried racing it, but the bike was not up to the job. Makes a really...
08-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By TiHabanero

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My...

I am skeptical of carbon in the used market. My friend's carbon steerer tube just snapped of a few days ago. Wasn't hurt, but it was a hellava shock. Couldn't figure out why is cracked off because...
08-25-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By TiHabanero

Conversely, I never seat the things with sealant...

Conversely, I never seat the things with sealant installed. Seat the tire dry. It will hold air for an hour or two, sometimes more. Inject sealant after tire is seated, it just makes sense to avoid a...
08-25-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By TiHabanero

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a...

Worked on a 2 month old bike Saturday with a click and creak every downstroke of the pedals. After some investigation it turned out the screw that holds the der hanger to the frame was loose....
08-22-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By TiHabanero

Traveling with DSLR and I don't like taking hands...

Traveling with DSLR and I don't like taking hands off bars and looking away from the road either. Thought about go pro or something, but I figure the experience is what I am riding for so will just...
08-22-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By TiHabanero

Plan to ride and photograph not working

Had great plans to capture the extraordinary sights and things I come across on my rides, but find myself unwilling to stop and "capture" the sight. I like the rhythm of riding and being in the...
08-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,775
Posted By TiHabanero

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a...

The industry is homogenized, frames coming from a few select manufacturers, components from a few select manufacturers, and then the two are put together with a name on the down tube. Many people do...
08-15-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By TiHabanero

How many different ways can basic roadside tools...

How many different ways can basic roadside tools be repackaged and sold at a silly price? Now we know the answer. +1
08-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By TiHabanero

Buy local and forget about it.

Buy local and forget about it.
08-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By TiHabanero

Not sure I understand the term "old school" when...

Not sure I understand the term "old school" when addressing your setup. Looks very similar to the gym I go to, well, used to go to, and hope to again when it opens.

Unfortunately the weights I use...
08-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By TiHabanero

"I've wasted a record amount of time and money...

"I've wasted a record amount of time and money chasing trends with this new bike and the end result has been basically just a PITA. I think my next bike is going to be a titanium canti cross bike...
08-03-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By TiHabanero

In the day when I had good legs I had a weekly no...

In the day when I had good legs I had a weekly no rider left behind ride from the shop on Saturdays. There was a fella that showed up every week for many years that was always the last to finish, but...
08-02-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By TiHabanero

Sold off the collection

Been thinking about selling off the collection for several years and finally I have done it. Kept 3 out of the 12 bikes due to sentimental reasons. My first race bike, my brothers first race bike,...
07-25-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By TiHabanero

The first thing that popped up in the browser was...

The first thing that popped up in the browser was from this article in Brain;...
07-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By TiHabanero

""Sounds like a buy, pillage and abandon....

""Sounds like a buy, pillage and abandon. Standard equity fund practice, the hallmark of unrestrained capitalism."

Spoken from a position of pure ignorance. Best to research more deeply to get the...
07-18-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, assembled a Team Miyata from a frameset....

I, too, assembled a Team Miyata from a frameset. 1986 model, same frameset albeit with a different paint job. No question the bike was a pure race bred machine. Stiffer than the Columbus SL frameset...
07-14-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

Yesterday worked on a Litespeed with etap 11...

Yesterday worked on a Litespeed with etap 11 running an Ultegra 10 crank on it. Worked perfectly.
07-12-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By TiHabanero

Always I forget that most participants on the...

Always I forget that most participants on the bike forum are enthusiasts. For the person that is into the sport or hobby there is no end to "performance" upgrades. For the average person that rides a...
07-10-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,936
Posted By TiHabanero

"Why do I want disc brakes?" hahaha! to ensure...

"Why do I want disc brakes?" hahaha! to ensure the service department at your lbs stays busy! This week I have bled 5 hydro brakes, replaced 6 sets of pads, and replaced 4 brake sets due to the OEM...
07-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,494
Posted By TiHabanero

I honestly believe without a doubt that tire size...

I honestly believe without a doubt that tire size and pressure is more important than anything else when it comes to vibration and impacts. Played with tire size and pressure for many years to verify...
07-09-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By TiHabanero

What is the fascination with Torx?

Installed a G2R disc brake yesterday and everything was Torx fitted. This got me thinking what is this fascination with Torx fittings? The bleed ports, which are super low torque fittings and clamp...
07-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By TiHabanero

We have multiple stores so I called around and...

We have multiple stores so I called around and found two other Diverge bikes with the same Force hydro brakes had the same issue. The resolution was replacing the rotor with a Shimano rotor....
06-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,007
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a...

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a second pair as the first pair is relegated to the workshop for brazing. They are light, wrap around, tall lens for excellent eye protection, top shelf for...
06-08-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By TiHabanero

The review sums it up fairly well I suppose. "For...

The review sums it up fairly well I suppose. "For twenty bucks..." cheap sunglasses can't be good sunglasses, but for 20 bucks these are OK. Low expectations at a low price. Makes sense to me.
06-08-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By TiHabanero

10 bucks to install hydro brakes? Includes the...

10 bucks to install hydro brakes? Includes the whole set up, ready to ride? Holy smokes that is giving it away! Gotta wonder how they do it.
06-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By TiHabanero

My Ochsner did not have a serial number on it....

My Ochsner did not have a serial number on it. Perhaps some did, but mine did not. It was the red SL model.
06-08-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By TiHabanero

I find it amusing how someone comes up with a new...

I find it amusing how someone comes up with a new way to market and sell cheap sunglasses. Battle Vision? hahaha!
05-28-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By TiHabanero

Front derailleur adjustment is a bit of a black...

Front derailleur adjustment is a bit of a black art. Same can be said when using a front derailleur. Shimano has tried a few things to eliminate the 6th sense needed to successfully adjust them, but...
05-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,199
Posted By TiHabanero

Every pressure gauge I have ever used, regardless...

Every pressure gauge I have ever used, regardless of brand, bleeds off some air when connected to or released from the valve stem. Digital, traditional analog, stick, round gauge, makes no...
05-24-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By TiHabanero

Single wall rims can be as robust as needed for...

Single wall rims can be as robust as needed for touring if designed correctly. An co-worker of mine did a cross country tour on the Ukai single wall rims that came on the Miyata 1000 and had zero...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-21-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By TiHabanero

dsaul, I have been riding the bike with the...

dsaul, I have been riding the bike with the inappropriate fork and am becoming accustomed to the low speed weirdness. I will say once I am up around 17+ mph, the thing settles down and is very...
05-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By TiHabanero

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King...

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King hubs impressed me with the engineering and quality. Now that I have built many wheels for customers using DT Swiss hubs over the past 5 years, I am...
05-09-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,414
Posted By TiHabanero

Tonight after work we had a discussion about...

Tonight after work we had a discussion about surcharging for on the spot repairs beyond a flat tire or simple gear adjustment. The one comment that stuck out and made a lot of sense was this, "Why...
05-07-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,414
Posted By TiHabanero

I suppose we could have an "I want it now"...

I suppose we could have an "I want it now" surcharge. Something to ponder. There are nine shops in our area and we all know each other. Often we will call one another asking if a guy with a blue so...
05-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,414
Posted By TiHabanero

This has nothing to do with someone out on...

This has nothing to do with someone out on touring needing repair or a commuter needing repair. This has everything to do with people feeling the need for special treatment ahead of everyone else...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By TiHabanero

I believe I will try to save the head tube as it...

I believe I will try to save the head tube as it is special to me. Last of the 531 tubes my brother gave me, and replace the lugs and TT/DT. Winter project.
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,414
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
04-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,518
Posted By TiHabanero

For years I have been touting that buying local...

For years I have been touting that buying local is important for the community. As we have seen on a very large scale over the past few weeks, our country's inability to manufacture pharmaceuticals...
04-25-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By TiHabanero

Furlough projects done

Today was the last day of projects I had put into motion when this whole virus thing took off and I was laid off. Timing was perfect as I have been called in to work starting Monday. The trim work...
04-24-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By TiHabanero

A flat kit includes a spare tube, patch kit, tire...

A flat kit includes a spare tube, patch kit, tire levers and an inflation device. All of these items can be had from a local bike store for not much outlay. A bag will be needed as well, one that...
04-24-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By TiHabanero

10 year old bike. A new Cannondale Caad Optimo...

10 year old bike. A new Cannondale Caad Optimo 105 11 speed is 1300. The Caad 13 105 is 1800. So for 50 to 600 bucks more a new out of the box 105 bike can be had. It has a warranty, up to date...
04-23-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By TiHabanero

KISS About 18 years ago I had a customer...

KISS

About 18 years ago I had a customer come in to the shop looking for his first road bike. Keep It Simple Stupid is the concept I introduced him to. Don't over-complicate things with stuff....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By TiHabanero

Sure is addictive. Although I told my wife this...

Sure is addictive. Although I told my wife this is the last one, I am already thinking about what to build next. I have too much fun coming up with the design and putting it together to just give it...
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