Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Raiden
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.50 seconds.
02-05-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Raiden

Yes, its the OPs prerogative; it just seems lile...

Yes, its the OPs prerogative; it just seems lile a lot of expense for negligible benefit and it comes with extra issues. The only way this project makes sense us if the OP can't physically pedal 2...
02-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By Raiden

I'm in agreement that you're not going to...

I'm in agreement that you're not going to feel/care a whole lot about mix-and-matching your wheel sizes to your bike frames. In fact, I consider that ability to be a plus to disc brakes. Just be...
02-03-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By Raiden

A bike with a clean cockpit would be a necessity...

A bike with a clean cockpit would be a necessity if I were looking at blowing 2-3k on an ebike. But at some point 'integration' becomes 'less points of adjustment' and 'proprietary hardware/more...
02-03-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Raiden

Forgive me for the question, But why an e-bike...

Forgive me for the question, But why an e-bike for a 2 mile trip? You're looking at building a $600, 40lb boat anchor of a bike that you need to recharge. I'd suggest just going to a bicycle shop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Raiden

I worked at a shop that sold Fuji bikes, worked...

I worked at a shop that sold Fuji bikes, worked on a variety of SSTs and owned an '11 3.0. TBH I can't speak much for the '09s, and they changed the frame slightly around '09 or '10. But I can say...
06-24-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Raiden

Not sure if they did it with that generation, but...

Not sure if they did it with that generation, but the model number (RD-xxxx and FD-xxxx) should be stamped on the other side of the upper knuckle of the rear derailer (like, turn the unit over and...
06-24-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Raiden

Right, they look a little like a lot of brakes (I...

Right, they look a little like a lot of brakes (I really didn't realize how many manufacturers made a similar brake- for this kind of stuff I just go straight to Paul), which is making my search a...
06-23-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Raiden

Please help identify these old brakes?

Hey people, I recently bought an older bike equipped with some brakes I don't recognize. Would anyone be kind enough to identify them to satisfy my curiosity? Also: I debated posting this in...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,653
Posted By Raiden

Right, I've been a DF rider for a long time,...

Right, I've been a DF rider for a long time, never used a recumbent except the few times I repaired them (and I usually either tested them in a trainer stand or had the customer do the post-repair...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,228
Posted By Raiden

Maybe half the time- for the weekend group ride...

Maybe half the time- for the weekend group ride and some commuting (high wind days, days when I take the hilly route or don't want to be out in the sun at cruising speeds). The rest of the time I'm...
07-07-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By Raiden

I have lots of spare parts (quite a variety,...

I have lots of spare parts (quite a variety, because I have a variety of bikes and I like to swap around drivetrains and bars and such), but the wierd 'I have enough of this to last me a long time'...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,472
Posted By Raiden

Oh, I try to stick with oversize diameter...

Oh, I try to stick with oversize diameter handlebar and stem parts for my bikes- in this case it's really messing with my options. I might have to let go of that for this bike.
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,472
Posted By Raiden

:thumb: Short cranks are a nice thought on this...

:thumb: Short cranks are a nice thought on this bike.

What handlebars are you using? The grip angle/sweep looks ideal.
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,472
Posted By Raiden

I just got my frameset a few days ago and have...

I just got my frameset a few days ago and have been piecing it together with whatever I have laying around. This is my second recumbent, after a Vision R44 I've had just a short while. I had to...
05-21-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,805
Posted By Raiden

It's a standard entry level road bike. Fuji has...

It's a standard entry level road bike. Fuji has been selling that frame for many years now, and the drivetrain and brake parts are ubiquitous and inexpensive (as bikes go). It's not going to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,745
Posted By Raiden

The previous Vertigo and mojito were very...

The previous Vertigo and mojito were very similar, but I couldn't swear they were identical. The weight difference was pretty slim, not worth the price difference imo. I havent tried the vertigo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Raiden

Nifty!

Nifty!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Raiden

Hey, I'd like to hear a few ride suggestions too....

Hey, I'd like to hear a few ride suggestions too. I'll be in the same area (from Great Falls to Butte) in the near future; I've never been there before.
06-11-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Raiden

No problem :) I don't see that part around...

No problem :)

I don't see that part around very often, and I've never sold one as a small part in a bike shop (though I've built many BMX bikes that came equipped with them)- you'll have to find a...
06-11-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By Raiden

Link some? Center mount is generally...

Link some?

Center mount is generally impossible on most high end mountain bikes, since the rear wheel is too close to the seat tube, and often the area behind the bottom bracket is molded into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raiden

Your group sounds like a bunch of wieners. Find...

Your group sounds like a bunch of wieners. Find a new one lol.

If this is a bunch of fit people, racers even, this style of pacelining is useless. No race is going to be nice to them like this. ...
06-11-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Raiden

I don't think you should sandwich the adapter...

I don't think you should sandwich the adapter over all three rails, I would expect there to be some flex/movement. I assumed the adapter is for clamping just the bottom rail (though on second look,...
06-11-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Raiden

Oh, I just re-read your original question and...

Oh, I just re-read your original question and realized I misunderstood your intention.

I've only handled a B33 once or twice, and the thought of removing the guts never came to mind. That adapter...
06-11-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By Raiden

Does it not have the 'guts' assembly built into...

Does it not have the 'guts' assembly built into the rails, for an older style seatpost to insert into?
06-11-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,915
Posted By Raiden

I broke this ceramic plate, I should be able to...

I broke this ceramic plate, I should be able to just melt it back into goo and make another plate out of it, right? :)

Edit: skipped over the 300km thing. Yeah, contact whoever sold them to you. ...
06-11-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Raiden

Does it not open enough to grab the seatpost? ...

Does it not open enough to grab the seatpost? Not sure exactly which clamp you have, but maybe you could install a longer bolt of some sort to allow it to open wider.

Also, consider clamping it...
06-11-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Raiden

I don't think that is an expander plug- just a...

I don't think that is an expander plug- just a top cap. Am I correct thinking that that is a standard star fangled nut down inside the steerer? It looks like the bolt just sandwiched the broken top...
06-11-16, 08:05 AM
06-10-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,723
Posted By Raiden

Considering mounting things to the bikes is...

Considering mounting things to the bikes is basically not an option (at best, you're looking at doing someing silly custom with a model that clamps around the chainstay and seatstay), I think you've...
06-09-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By Raiden

It very well could be putting undue stress on the...

It very well could be putting undue stress on the rd springs and derailer hanger to max it out often, but I've never seen a spring so worn out it just wouldn't pull enough tension on the chain, and...
06-07-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Raiden

Also, 5700 is a 10 speed group.

Also, 5700 is a 10 speed group.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By Raiden

I know what you mean OP, I'm in my 30s and I'm...

I know what you mean OP, I'm in my 30s and I'm one of the youngest riders in my group. The oldest guys are some of the fastest, even with replaced joints!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By Raiden

Many light duty hitches just bolt to the...

Many light duty hitches just bolt to the underside of the car, and can be removed. Kind of a PITA though (raise the rear of the car, unhook muffler, fish bolts through the frame- then undo it in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By Raiden

For the Saris, You could wrap a cable lock around...

For the Saris, You could wrap a cable lock around the bikes and around the rack, it would be fine security for pit stops. I tie all of the straps' tails around the bikes wheels and such too. I have...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,903
Posted By Raiden

Those look neat. I'd love to see a big map...

Those look neat. I'd love to see a big map sleeve to position between the bars, it could be pretty secure in there.

Even the model without the bullhorns is nice just because the entire middle...
06-05-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Raiden

You may need a set of long reach brake calipers,...

You may need a set of long reach brake calipers, since the 700c wheels are smaller.

Rhennings suggestion above is a good one- just keep the old wheels on the bike, and use the high and low limit...
06-05-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Raiden

You need to buy a single speed spacer kit, with a...

You need to buy a single speed spacer kit, with a splined cog- something along the lines of this: Nashbar Single-Speed Kit...
06-05-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Raiden

Keep in mind that the lower cage of your derailer...

Keep in mind that the lower cage of your derailer (especially the shorter cage models that the part is designed for) can only handle a difference in chain length between the high and low gear of x...
06-05-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Raiden

That derailer is for older style road or mountain...

That derailer is for older style road or mountain bikes with semi-horizontal dropouts (slightly angled, where you insert the axle from the front). That screw and plate goes in the back curved end of...
06-05-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Raiden

It's difficult for us to judge your fit from our...

It's difficult for us to judge your fit from our side of the internet. Best case, we could opine if we had your bike frame measurements and your measurements. It might be nice for you to write down...
06-04-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Raiden

What is your current crank? A new mtb rear...

What is your current crank?

A new mtb rear derailer and cassette (and chain) is a fine idea, but I'd hold off on the crank until you're sure you need it. It's more than doubling your jobs cost for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,218
Posted By Raiden

^^^ And if you are, why are you concerned with...

^^^ And if you are, why are you concerned with the cost of upgrading? Do you not already have nice parts you can just move over to the new bike?

Building from scratch is always either more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Raiden

Looks like late '00s or early '10s. Fine bike...

Looks like late '00s or early '10s. Fine bike for the price- around the urban and college towns I live near, it would be hard to find such a bike for under about $200. Looks like it's in fine...
06-03-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By Raiden

How about butterfly bars, or some sort of bar...

How about butterfly bars, or some sort of bar end/extension for your mtb bars? There exist bolt on bar ends that mimic drop bar curves.
06-03-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Raiden

Yeah, peel back the rubber hoods at the back end,...

Yeah, peel back the rubber hoods at the back end, where they touch the bar tape. When you're wrapping new bar tape, you can wrap it up on to the brifter in that area (actually an advantage over newer...
06-03-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Raiden

Well, I'd start by using the bar tape to beef up...

Well, I'd start by using the bar tape to beef up the area under the hoods where your hands' heel/palm rest. Figure 8 wrap around the back of the brifter or something then cover with the hood. Do you...
06-01-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Raiden

You don't just change your freewheel to a...

You don't just change your freewheel to a cassette- a freewheel is a ratcheting mechanism that threads on to your hub; a cassette slides on to a hub with a ratcheting mechanism built into it. You're...
06-01-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,019
Posted By Raiden

LOL tl;dr I point my brooks nose upward too. As...

LOL tl;dr I point my brooks nose upward too. As opposed to the rest of my saddles that are positioned flat or with just a small upward tilt.

The brooks has been mounted on a zero setback post...
06-01-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Raiden

I wouldn't go changing the tooth count on the...

I wouldn't go changing the tooth count on the front much (or at all) or you may cause yourself some headache with front derailer compatibility. Check shimano's tech docs on your particular derailer...
06-01-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Raiden

That doesn't look like anything wacky. based on...

That doesn't look like anything wacky. based on your description, I'd look more at the headset.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.