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05-27-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,227
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Posted By WaffleHouse

You've got a good eye, my friend!

You've got a good eye, my friend!
05-26-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By WaffleHouse

I bought this as a small celebration for a...

I bought this as a small celebration for a promotion at work. It's going to be my all-weather bike. Assembly was easy enough, had to tighten the headset and adjust both front and back hub tension....
05-14-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for the link, Csport. We'll give it a...

Thank you for the link, Csport. We'll give it a try first :)
05-12-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

I found some specs for the A050 under the...

I found some specs for the A050 under the Technical Documents section of the Shimano website [the A050 is discontinued]. Looks like everything I found for the A050 lists the smallest gear size as 39....
05-10-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

That was my mistake as I did not clarify - yes,...

That was my mistake as I did not clarify - yes, this is a freewheel. Thank you for catching that.
05-10-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

Correct - I didn't place much emphasis on the...

Correct - I didn't place much emphasis on the highest gear on the cassette (or freewheel, in this case) since I don't spend much time in that neighborhood. The quest for a change in gear sets is due...
05-10-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thanks, Clifford. Do you know of any good links...

Thanks, Clifford. Do you know of any good links where I can learn about "capacity" and what it means?
05-09-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you both!

Thank you both!
05-09-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By WaffleHouse

Tourney Gear Swap Question

My bike has an A050 front derailleur and an A070 rear derailleur. Current setup is 42/52 in the front and 12-28 7-speed in the back. Is it possible to swap the front out with a 34/50 crank and the...
04-17-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,404
Posted By WaffleHouse

That looks very nice! How wide are the tires on...

That looks very nice! How wide are the tires on it?
04-17-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,404
Posted By WaffleHouse

Updates?

ironnerd

How's the bike doing so far? How many miles? Have any other issues popped up with it since the last update?
04-17-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for taking the time to help educate a...

Thank you for taking the time to help educate a stranger. These do seem like rather important points for consideration.

Thank you for the link!



These are all good points that are having me...
04-16-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for your insight, Yuri. Re-reading...

Thank you for your insight, Yuri.

Re-reading my previous post, I realize I may need to clarify: FWIW - 90% of my riding will be on flat, straight, crushed limestone - nothing technical....
04-14-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By WaffleHouse

Semi-Compact Frame Question

Hello,

About me: Casual recreational rider biking ~500 miles per year. 6'3" tall w/ 36" inseam - currently riding a 24" Fuji Traverse and the fit feels fine.

The idea of a Gravel bike...
06-10-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you, Thook & Andy!

Thank you, Thook & Andy!
06-09-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By WaffleHouse

Shwinn Trailway Crown Race Question

My neighbor just bought a Women's Schwinn Trailway this April, and she recently took a small spill. She asked me to take a look at the bike and see if anything was wrong with it. Looking it over,...
06-07-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By WaffleHouse

My Fuji 1.7 Traverse. Bought it last year in the...

My Fuji 1.7 Traverse. Bought it last year in the middle of the pandemic and it helped rekindle my interest in riding. 904 miles on it to date!...
06-05-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for the feedback, everyone.

Thank you for the feedback, everyone.
06-04-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By WaffleHouse

BB Cartridge Shelf Life?

I was searching for a sealed bottom bracket cartridge for my 1995 Cannondale M200 the other day, and I saw a lot of New Old Stock units for sale. Given that grease breaks down over time and "dries...
05-09-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By WaffleHouse

I have sent their customer support an email and...

I have sent their customer support an email and am waiting a response. If I do get anything back from them, I will update everyone.
05-09-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By WaffleHouse

L.L. Bean Country Roads

Hi All,

Over the weekend, I picked up a 22" frame, 3x7 L.L. Bean Country Roads "Mountain Bike" I'm wondering if there's a way to find out who really made this bike?
10-05-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thanks for the feedback, John. To elaborate on...

Thanks for the feedback, John. To elaborate on my comment about the "twitchiness", What I was asking for was "Is a stem of the proportions I suggested going to exacerbate the "twitchiness", or...
10-04-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By WaffleHouse

For Troul & CXWrench, that will be fine with me. ...

For Troul & CXWrench, that will be fine with me. The stability is more ancillary to my main objective, and that is I'd like to move the handlebars a little further forward.

Now, does anybody know...
10-03-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By WaffleHouse

That works for me. Thanks Tyrion!

That works for me. Thanks Tyrion!
10-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By WaffleHouse

Effects of a longer stem?

I have a 2013 Trek 7.2FX (25" frame) with a 90mm long stem and a 10 degree rise.

The handlebars feel like they're too close to me, and I'm kicking around the idea of getting 110mm long stem with a...
09-22-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By WaffleHouse

Great point and noted, Cranky!

Great point and noted, Cranky!
09-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By WaffleHouse

To be honest, I would be shocked if the bike has...

To be honest, I would be shocked if the bike has 1,500 total miles on it in total (may be helping contribute to the perceived "longevity"). That and I am definitely a fair weather biker...I don't...
09-21-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By WaffleHouse

Pedal Re-build Question

The Wellgo M141A pedal on my 2013 Trek started making a clicking noise the other day.

Naturally without doing any research, I removed the pedal and immediately the dust seal on the inside of the...
08-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By WaffleHouse

On a Covid-driven impulse, I picked up a 24" Fuji...

On a Covid-driven impulse, I picked up a 24" Fuji 1.7 this summer. I've have just shy of 200 miles on it so far and I like it a lot. The geometry works very well for me (has a longer top tube than...
08-16-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thanks, Andy!

Thanks, Andy!
08-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By WaffleHouse

First time replacing an axle

Iím looking to replace a bent rear axle on a í92 Diamond Back Outlook. Itís a 9.5mm solid axle with 26 tpi and measures ~168mm. Iíve never ordered an axle online before and had a couple questions:
...
08-03-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thanks for the input. Are there any tips to make...

Thanks for the input. Are there any tips to make sure the crank arms are reseated properly to ensure they're not loose like before?
08-03-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By WaffleHouse

Fair enough. I can justify the expense. It...

Fair enough. I can justify the expense. It doesn't make any sense to invest in new tires (the old ones are original and are thoroughly dry rotted) while leaving half the crank bearings dry. Might as...
08-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you. from looking at the tool and the...

Thank you. from looking at the tool and the link, it looks like the crank arm and chain ring need to be removed first, right? If that's the case...that's where I'm stuck.

I've removed the DS...
08-02-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for the grease/oil input. Yes, I was...

Thank you for the grease/oil input. Yes, I was thinking about WD-40 to coat the wheels, then going over the breaking surfaces thoroughly with rubbing Alcohol.
08-02-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By WaffleHouse

Early 90's Diamond Outlook Restoration

Preface: I am a newbie to DIY bicycle MX, and am learning a tremendous amount from these forums, so thank your insight and patience!

My sister gave me her early 90's DB Outlook (best guess is a...
07-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you for your input, everybody. There's...

Thank you for your input, everybody. There's some great information here and is helping me feel a whole lot more confident in this process!
07-13-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By WaffleHouse

Tips on selling a bike?

Hi All,

New to the forums, and I don't have an upgraded membership to ask the question in the "For Sale" forums if that's even the right place to put it.

So I need to sell my old bike to make...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-13-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By WaffleHouse

Thank you. I never even thought about that.

Thank you. I never even thought about that.
07-12-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By WaffleHouse

A belated thank you to everyone

A belated thank you to everyone for their input.

My biggest difficulty was finding a shop that had large frame sizes in stock for a test ride. Of three LBS that sold Cannondale's, non had x-large...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By WaffleHouse

Recommendations for selling a bike?

Hi All,

New to the forums, and I don't have an upgraded membership to ask the question in the "For Sale" forums if that's even the right place to put it.

So I need to sell my old bike to make...
07-14-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By WaffleHouse

Looking for a LARGE framed Hybrid

Hi Everybody!

Longtime reader, first time poster.
Me: 6'3" with a 36" inseam
95% of my biking will be on hard packed limestone trails for recreation/fitness(30-50 mile rides). I like the...
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