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07-25-14, 10:47 PM
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Posted By blamp28

Toe clips vs clipless - this is a [personal...

Toe clips vs clipless - this is a [personal choice. We run with clipless spd front and rear - M525 I believe which provides a solid platform as well and eliminated numbness for is.

Hauling; ...
07-24-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By blamp28

Welcome! I browse both as well as bentrideronline...

Welcome! I browse both as well as bentrideronline who also has a tandem section. My wife and I ride a Screamer as well as an upright tandem occasionally. Ask away.
10-01-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By blamp28

I might be inclined to agree with what others...

I might be inclined to agree with what others have saidhere. I'm always looking for an excuse to upgrade a bike but you have toconsider the purpose of the bike when you weigh the value. For a...
10-01-12, 04:25 AM
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Posted By blamp28

I'm a big fan of the SRAM stuff and run the X9 on...

I'm a big fan of the SRAM stuff and run the X9 on twobikes currently - both with Shimano front detailers. Temper this with the factthat I am still running SRAM’s 9 speed systems and thus they were...
09-27-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By blamp28

+1! This is a key to longevity. I weigh only 30...

+1! This is a key to longevity. I weigh only 30 pounds less and have a similar set I have ridden for 5 years off road without any need for truing. high - evenly balanced tension is very important for...
09-10-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By blamp28

I live, I learn. Did not know that. Thanks!

I live, I learn. Did not know that. Thanks!
09-10-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By blamp28

Many discount stores sell this in thier bike...

Many discount stores sell this in thier bike departments. I prefer the Specialized Bar Phat myself.
08-27-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,117
Posted By blamp28

You will not need to break the chain to remove...

You will not need to break the chain to remove the wheel. Just move it forward in the dropouts and the chain will be loose enough to take off of the chainring.
08-27-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By blamp28

It's called a double walled rim and adds...

It's called a double walled rim and adds strength. It has been around for years.
08-27-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,900
Posted By blamp28

These are questions for the sales staff at the...

These are questions for the sales staff at the place you intend to buy the bike. You may be able to find it on the BD web site.
08-27-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By blamp28

You must use rim tape. This is not included with...

You must use rim tape. This is not included with wheels. Make sure to use good cloth tape like Velox etc.
08-21-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By blamp28

Have you considered contacting the manufacturer?...

Have you considered contacting the manufacturer? They will have a "contact us" link on their web page.
08-09-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,508
Posted By blamp28

This. I have seen exactly this scenario which...

This.
I have seen exactly this scenario which is why I consider the tool to have no value. Since chains dont neccessarily wear out completely uniform, checking a 5 or 6 inch section or even several...
08-09-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,508
Posted By blamp28

I have the checker and found it to be useless. It...

I have the checker and found it to be useless. It checks a small area and wear can vary so it is more accurate to chack a larger length of chain. Mine just sit's in my tool box and I use a ruller...
08-08-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By blamp28

Did you read any of the posts above? You need to...

Did you read any of the posts above? You need to know the width of the rim which is probably under an inch. If so, you could get away with a 1.25 tire. As far as pressures, higher pressure is not...
08-08-12, 07:32 AM
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Views: 3,214
Posted By blamp28

Slightly loose cassette?

Slightly loose cassette?
08-07-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By blamp28

I have an assortment of cables, tubes, tires,...

I have an assortment of cables, tubes, tires, spokes, and wheels I've accumulated. I occasionally see a deal too good to pass up such as seats out of the take off box at an lbs for $5 that may bee...
08-02-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By blamp28

Looks like the plastic is broken and that small...

Looks like the plastic is broken and that small cylindrical piece was once a part of the brake lever assembly.
07-26-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By blamp28

An email or phone call explaining would only take...

An email or phone call explaining would only take a couple of minutes.
07-25-12, 01:13 PM
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Views: 1,781
Posted By blamp28

Put the nut on the other side of the steel nose...

Put the nut on the other side of the steel nose piece.
07-25-12, 12:23 PM
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Views: 1,781
Posted By blamp28

Perhaps it was assembled incorrectly? It may...

Perhaps it was assembled incorrectly?
It may also be a bad copy without regard tom proper function but looks right from a distance.
07-17-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By blamp28

Another good point. If it is stolen, it needs to...

Another good point. If it is stolen, it needs to be returned. If not, would the manufacturer of those locks accept a reciept shwoing that you are the rightful owner so you can purchase a key? I would...
07-16-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,055
Posted By blamp28

I have seen this only once but that one broke...

I have seen this only once but that one broke because of a chain failure where the partially disengaged side plate on the chain caught it as it came by in the big ring and mangled the cage.
07-16-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By blamp28

You can't just provide proof of purchase at the...

You can't just provide proof of purchase at the pawn shop? I understand they may decide not to help you but why not try first rather than destroying parts?
06-12-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,621
Posted By blamp28

now THAT I like!!

now THAT I like!!
06-06-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,409
Posted By blamp28

Peter White builds good wheels. You should be...

Peter White builds good wheels. You should be fine there for sure. I'm also a heavier rider at 240#. I ride 36 spoke wheels built from Shimano hubs with Velocity rims and Wheelsmith spokes. My...
06-04-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,896
Posted By blamp28

Thats nothing, ask about chain lube and or...

Thats nothing, ask about chain lube and or cleaning.
05-22-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,257
Posted By blamp28

I have seen them both ways. My daughter's 2000...

I have seen them both ways. My daughter's 2000 era Giant has a 7 speed freewheel on it as did many others from the era that I have worked on.
05-22-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,257
Posted By blamp28

Most likely, you have a freewheel rather than a...

Most likely, you have a freewheel rather than a cassette. If so, you would need the appropriate freewheel tool to remove the old one. any LBS should do this for a very low cost or perhaps free if you...
04-30-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,166
Posted By blamp28

You could leave as is if you like but it would be...

You could leave as is if you like but it would be wise to start saving for a rebuild or new wheels.
04-30-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,411
Posted By blamp28

Man! am I sorry I missed this thread the first...

Man! am I sorry I missed this thread the first time around, Nice winter entertainment to say the least. For first time visitors, let me offer a breif re-cap. OP " can you guys help with a wheel...
04-28-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By blamp28

Read this for more help....

Read this for more help. http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/threaded-headset-service
04-26-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By blamp28

M2 Comp was a road bike and came with the 600...

M2 Comp was a road bike and came with the 600 group.
04-23-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By blamp28

In friction mode, downtube shifters should work...

In friction mode, downtube shifters should work fine. you could also use these bar end shifters and still be indexed. http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=19309&category=2975
04-19-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,471
Posted By blamp28

If you're near Grand Rapids, I may be able to...

If you're near Grand Rapids, I may be able to help. I'll check my spare parts bins and see if I have any donor parts that may help you get into this without cost. I was going to clean them out this...
04-17-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By blamp28

It is not adjusted correctly yet then.

It is not adjusted correctly yet then.
04-15-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By blamp28

I generally will replace them if they have a few...

I generally will replace them if they have a few seasons on them. They cost very little and you allready have the hub apart.
04-14-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,574
Posted By blamp28

I break mine in by mounitng them on to a set of...

I break mine in by mounitng them on to a set of wheels and riding around - for years.
04-01-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By blamp28

I am using a set of Tiagra bought new in 2002....

I am using a set of Tiagra bought new in 2002. They have around 14000 miles on them. The right or rear shifter began to act up around 8000 miles and i nursed it along for 500 -600 miles before...
03-28-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By blamp28

BB7 Road version is designed to work with road...

BB7 Road version is designed to work with road levers and brifters. You may be able to use one of the J-Tec models in my link above to pick a lever that could work with you X.9 Rear Der. You may also...
03-28-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By blamp28

Take a look at these. They may help you get what...

Take a look at these. They may help you get what your looking for.

http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate_straight.htm
03-27-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,012
Posted By blamp28

I have used one for over a decade on many bikes...

I have used one for over a decade on many bikes with zero issues. I use degreaser and rinse throughly before re lubing. The various issues reported out there with regards to harming the metal in the...
03-26-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By blamp28

I never really did anything other than swap out...

I never really did anything other than swap out the factory installed Grip Shifts for the X.9. The 105 is factory original and the shifters have the same pull as the grip shift and Shimano MTB...
03-26-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By blamp28

You misunderstand. It is taught as in a normal...

You misunderstand. It is taught as in a normal instalation and has several thousand road miles on it. It works very well. I should have left my coments out since it will sidetrack the OP's issue.
03-26-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By blamp28

I've heard that a few times before so I guess...

I've heard that a few times before so I guess it's a happy accident. I have a few thousand trouble free miles on this setup so It's all good.
03-26-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By blamp28

I have had no trouble at all getting trigger...

I have had no trouble at all getting trigger shifters to work with road fronts. I have a 105 tripple set up on my recumbent tandem with triggers. They are SRAM X.9 but the front shifter is Shimano...
03-21-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By blamp28

OK, on the basis of the seller clearly stating...

OK, on the basis of the seller clearly stating twice that they are non functional, they might make interesting table legs but you just know that someone will try to use them. The bids are currently...
03-21-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By blamp28

Plenty of brand new wheels need to by properly...

Plenty of brand new wheels need to by properly tensioned. This is money well spent if you want them to last and be trouble free.
03-21-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By blamp28

Your assesment is correct. The reason these forks...

Your assesment is correct. The reason these forks will even sell is that there are plenty of people cheap enough and foolish enough to think they are getting a deal. Just remember, the cheapskate...
03-20-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By blamp28

You might try to use your head a little on this...

You might try to use your head a little on this one. If the manufacturer could make a repair that would be both economically and legally feasible, that frame would not be available for sale. In the...
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