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Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By nathand

We bought a Duxtop portable induction burner...

We bought a Duxtop portable induction burner after some evidence that the gas stove triggered my son's asthma (see for example https://slate.com/technology/2020/12/gas-stoves-hazardous-asthma.html)...
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 324
Posted By nathand

I've got a small community garden plot - roughly...

I've got a small community garden plot - roughly 4'x12', divided into 3 4x4 squares. Every year I try to squeeze too much into the plot because there's so much I want to grow, but this year I'm...
05-09-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 269,937
Posted By nathand

How do the aluminum-frame Multitracks (7500/7700)...

How do the aluminum-frame Multitracks (7500/7700) compare with a similar-year steel version? There's a 1999 7500 for sale near me, cheap, built in the USA, in the right size and I like the color, but...
05-06-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By nathand

In Europe you might look for a Columbus dealer;...

In Europe you might look for a Columbus dealer; they're based in Italy. https://columbustubi.com/en/carbon-forks-en/
05-06-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By nathand

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only...

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only the largest cog off your old cassette.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 781
Posted By nathand

I used to rinse my cycling gear in the shower...

I used to rinse my cycling gear in the shower with me and leave it outside to dry on a bike rack, but one day when we had important visitors coming someone complained and asked me to move it. After...
05-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By nathand

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as...

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches to see how close the gearing is. The 24/34 combination is about 18.7 gear-inches; the 22/28 combination is about...
05-05-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By nathand

I'm happy to give the frame away, I would much...

I'm happy to give the frame away, I would much rather have it put to use rather than me put it in the trash. DM me to arrange a time to pick it up.

I tried and failed to remove the BB once...
05-05-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By nathand

Here you go. Size Small / 52cm. ...

Here you go. Size Small / 52cm.
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05-05-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By nathand

I've got a Scott Speedster S20 with a damaged...

I've got a Scott Speedster S20 with a damaged downtube (from a head-on crash; I'm shocked that the aluminum downtube bent with no visible damage to the carbon fork), and I'm in San Francisco. If this...
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By nathand

They're 26" wheels.

They're 26" wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By nathand

I'll guess $150-250.

I'll guess $150-250.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By nathand

I've got two pairs with SPD cleats. I used to own...

I've got two pairs with SPD cleats. I used to own just a single nice set for long rides, but then a few years back I took a job where I was taking the bike on transit in the middle of my commute....
04-26-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By nathand

I have a NiteRider Lumina 650 that I've taken...

I have a NiteRider Lumina 650 that I've taken apart far enough to have replaced the battery. It was easy to open up - three hex screws. The wires running to the battery are very thin, and one had...
Forum: Foo
04-25-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By nathand

Long, detailed article about this same story,...

Long, detailed article about this same story, worth a read https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Bicycle-Bank-Robber-Tom-Justice/
One of my former riding buddies acquired the...
04-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By nathand

These absolutely exist...

These absolutely exist https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/06/13/san-francisco-gets-vision-zero-street-sweepers/
04-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By nathand

I have an older Topeak Harpoon that's worked...

I have an older Topeak Harpoon that's worked great for me. Not sure how long it is, but the handle conveniently unscrews, which makes it short enough to fit in my handlebar bag (although does leave a...
04-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By nathand

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it...

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it shipped to me exactly as it was shipped to the shop. Cables were already in place, with fluid in the hydraulic brake lines. The handlebars were neither...
04-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By nathand

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a...

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a maximum number of spacers allowed between the bearing and the stem. I assume if you go higher you risk breaking the steerer. I haven't seen a similar...
04-05-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By nathand

No. The spacers are an integral part of the...

No. The spacers are an integral part of the system; the outside edges of the top cap push down on the spacers or the stem, not on the steerer tube. The adjustable stem here slides over the steerer...
04-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 412
Posted By nathand

Can you provide any photos of the crank? Is there...

Can you provide any photos of the crank? Is there a model number marked on it (for example, if it's Shimano, something like FC-M32 marked on the inside of a crank arm)? While you won't be able post...
04-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By nathand

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather...

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather than using a compression plug, the bolt through the top cap screws into the star nut, which is held securely in the steerer. This creates compression...
03-24-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,048
Posted By nathand

At this point I have 3 kits from the group I used...

At this point I have 3 kits from the group I used to ride/commute with, because it's fun to match everyone else, although I acquired at least one of those after I stopped riding with the group...
03-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,048
Posted By nathand

Does N+1 apply to cycling apparel?

Do you find it hard to resist buying another jersey, vest or pair of gloves even though you already have too many? Does indecision about what to wear delay your rides? Or, do you have a few favorite...
03-16-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By nathand

My first road bike was a 2005 Speedster S20. I...

My first road bike was a 2005 Speedster S20. I bought it (barely) used in 2011 for around $750, if I remember correctly. Carbon fork and seat stays, 105 3x10 drivetrain, and the short-lived Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By nathand

I have no idea what the stock wheels were on that...

I have no idea what the stock wheels were on that CR1, but my guess is that they were "nicer" in that they were probably brand-name rather than the frame manufacturer's re-brand, but that depends on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By nathand

I'm a big fan of Scott road bikes - my first road...

I'm a big fan of Scott road bikes - my first road bike was a Speedster S20 (wrecked in a crash) and I've since purchased two Addicts (the first was stolen, and I missed it so much I bought another)....
03-03-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By nathand

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago...

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago (picked up an older Ti frame, needed a 1" threadless fork) and I bought a Columbus Minimal. https://www.columbustubi.com/en/portfolio/minimal-en/...
02-22-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By nathand

Any idea if these will shift mid-90s 3x7 Shimano...

Any idea if these will shift mid-90s 3x7 Shimano mountain/hybrid derailers? If so, might be tempted to buy them for a drop-bar conversion of a Trek 730; would be nice if I could do that without...
02-18-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,866
Posted By nathand

Jamis Renegade?

Have you considered a Jamis Renegade? Looks like the top 2 models (C1 and C2) meet your requirements and are just within budget; no idea about availability. If you'd consider used, the ones from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By nathand

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's...

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's Dean Ti road bike 2 years ago, when I suddenly found myself with a frame and free time at the beginning of the pandemic. The frame was $300 from a...
01-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,997
Posted By nathand

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I...

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I picked a climb that would take me most of the day, figuring I'd enjoy the descent at the end. Took me a little longer than I expected, though, and as...
01-10-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By nathand

I have a 7-year-old who's been riding a used...

I have a 7-year-old who's been riding a used Islabikes Beinn 20 (small; they also make a 20 large). Great bike, worth looking for, but only available used and hard to find in the US. One of his...
12-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,412
Posted By nathand

I'm not familiar with your pump so this may turn...

I'm not familiar with your pump so this may turn out to be totally useless advice, if so my apologies in advance: I have a Bontrager floor pump that was leakingand tightening the nut around the seal...
11-29-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By nathand

Do you have your own auto insurance policy? Give...

Do you have your own auto insurance policy? Give them a call and see if they'll help you out. If nothing else, they'll at least be able to tell you the usual process for handling claims since they're...
11-18-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,625
Posted By nathand

I got my Dean Ti frame (built in the mid-90's, 1"...

I got my Dean Ti frame (built in the mid-90's, 1" Chris King headset already installed) a few years ago for $300 from a friend. Said friend bought it years before that for $650 (including a fork,...
11-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By nathand

The co-op that started this discussion has a...

The co-op that started this discussion has a price list for "nice" and "not as nice" parts; I think the person working the register makes that decision. Maybe a better solution would be to charge...
11-17-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By nathand

I would hope that, over a year later, the...

I would hope that, over a year later, the original poster has already made a decision (and perhaps even completed rehab). That said, I want to provide a counterpoint to this comment, although my...
11-17-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nathand

I stopped by my local bike co-op yesterday. They...

I stopped by my local bike co-op yesterday. They have a small drawer full of derailleur pulleys and related parts, and I found a bolt that fits although it's clearly not the "right" one. There's...
11-17-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,849
Posted By nathand

Co-op rule: parts must be installed on bicycle before leaving

I stopped at my local bike co-op yesterday and noticed a sign I hadn't seen before saying that purchased parts must be installed on a bicycle before leaving. Is that a common rule at most bike...
11-08-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nathand

For what it's worth, this is an "STX" (no "-RC")....

For what it's worth, this is an "STX" (no "-RC"). Any idea what the difference is?
It's the original derailleur on a 1996 Trek 930.
11-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nathand

If I buy a replacement RD, recommendations on...

If I buy a replacement RD, recommendations on whether I should buy the same model (seems there are plenty of used ones on eBay, roughly $25), or upgrade to a used Deore (more like $40 on eBay), or...
11-07-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By nathand

Any chance you'd sell just the bell? I have no...

Any chance you'd sell just the bell? I have no need for the locks, but one of my kids had a bell like that on their bike and they were very disappointed when it broke due to some sort of typical kid...
11-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nathand

It's a 7 speed. The shop that sold me the...

It's a 7 speed. The shop that sold me the replacement pulleys also gave me a bolt off a spare derailleur but it's too short.
11-06-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nathand

Replacement for lost guide pulley, Shimano STX 7-speed

I have a 1996 Trek 930 I use with a kid trailer. While towing my son to tennis this week, the upper guide pulley fell off the derailleur, including the bolt. It's a 7-speed Shimano STX. Thoughts on...
10-11-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By nathand

The additional two positions are "trim"...

The additional two positions are "trim" positions, sometimes useful when the chain is in the extreme opposite positions (larger front and largest rear, or smaller front and smallest rear). This is...
10-04-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 227,742
Posted By nathand

I have no issues with the 40mm MSOs, plenty of...

I have no issues with the 40mm MSOs, plenty of clearance. There is a noticeable difference in bike height versus the 32mm tires, though.

The stock MSO tires are 30 TPI which are an inexpensive,...
10-04-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 227,742
Posted By nathand

I'm likewise running tubes on my 2018 Renegade...

I'm likewise running tubes on my 2018 Renegade Exploit. I haven't checked the specs but I expect I've got different rims than you. I've run the stock Clement 36mm MSO's (but I found them too buzzy, I...
10-03-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By nathand

I did a bike/bus commute for a summer in the...

I did a bike/bus commute for a summer in the Boston area 15 years ago, when my job relocated from Cambridge (2 mile commute) to Billerica (15 miles). More recently I've done occasional bike/bus...
09-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By nathand

Most likely the bike in question has a quill...

Most likely the bike in question has a quill stem, not a threadless one (the one in your photo is a 950SHX, the ones with a front shock came with a threadless stem). The stem raiser you mention will...
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