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04-12-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By bluenote157

If you are set on these brake levers, I would...

If you are set on these brake levers, I would move them down so that you spend the majority of your time near the ends ala an albatross/oxford setup. This however becomes an issue of, "are you...
04-10-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By bluenote157

Thanks Andy! This is helpful. I agree with you...

Thanks Andy! This is helpful. I agree with you on the shiftmate. I have a shiftmate, 9 speed ergo, shimano 9 speed cassette, and derailleur and it works great. However it is a 1x9. I want to go...
04-10-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By bluenote157

Campy Shimergo hubub

Hi there,
I have a set of 10speed ergos. I'm thinking of doing the hubub on my cross check...where you use shimano derailleurs with Campy Ergos. It will be a 9 speed cassette in the rear. I know...
08-21-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By bluenote157

Thanks!

Thanks!
08-21-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bluenote157

hubub/shimergo on a m591 rear derailleur

Hi guys,
I have a 10 speed campy ergo married to a rd-6600 short cage and 9 speed shimano cassette. It works great! I need a lower gear and will be going 34T on the cassette. My rd-6600 won't...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By bluenote157

ha.. I'm doing this on an 88 Specialized...

ha.. I'm doing this on an 88 Specialized Rockhopper. My understanding is high and short with moustache unless you like that stretched out feel. I had it on a longer and that reach was too much...I...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By bluenote157

Fitting some Nitto Albatross bars..

Not sure if I'm in the right forum but figure I'd post here since it seems that a lot of commuters ride the Albatross.
So anyway, I recently purchased the Albatross. My prior setup was a dialed in...
05-17-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,815
Posted By bluenote157

You can start here.. Home Page | Park Tool...

You can start here.. Home Page | Park Tool (http://www.parktool.com/)
Or if you have Shimano components, you can go to their website and find the install sheets.

Once you understand how most...
05-16-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bluenote157

Yeah..that is definitely a concern. Thanks for...

Yeah..that is definitely a concern. Thanks for all the replies guys.
05-16-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bluenote157

Will an old 6 speed Deore rear derailleur and crankset work with a 9 speed cassette.

I'm in the process of converting my 80s Rockhopper's components and throwing an xtracycle on it. I have a set of 9 speed wheelset/cassette/chain that I intend on using. I will continue to shift...
04-13-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By bluenote157

I'm pretty sure that they are ergo v2...the ones...

I'm pretty sure that they are ergo v2...the ones that look similar to tektro/cane creek aero levers.

Thanks.. I have a shiftmate..but the Ultegra that it is currently married to is going on...
04-13-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By bluenote157

Thanks guys! Great information here. Just to...

Thanks guys! Great information here.
Just to confirm. So 8/9 speed older Campy derailleur paired with my 9 speed mirage ergo and SRAM cassette will work better than a 9/10speed Campy derailleur?
04-12-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By bluenote157

Campy 9 vs 10 derailleur any difference?

Is there a difference between a campy 9 and a 10 derailleur? perhaps the pulleys are thinner on the 10 speed version?

I have a Mirage 9 speed ergo that is currently setup with a shiftmate,...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By bluenote157

How to remove powder coating?

Just got my ride back from the powdercoater. They powdercoated the cantilever stud mounts. Anyone know a quick and easy way to remove it?
10-04-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By bluenote157

thanks guys!!

thanks guys!!
10-01-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By bluenote157

what oakley lenses do you use?

Thinking about getting some Oakley Radar Lock Path. They come with two lenses but I'll probably go the custom route so i can get the best lenses that suit my needs. For you Oakley users out there. ...
10-01-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By bluenote157

+1 on the pacer. You mentioned that you...

+1 on the pacer.

You mentioned that you wanted to buy an early hybrid. What typically happens is that you'll end up having to buy additional parts to get things to work...
Whatever stem you...
08-08-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By bluenote157

Haven't read through all of the posts above, but...

Haven't read through all of the posts above, but if you do decide to reposition, the bolt to loosen is not counter-clockwise but rather clockwise to loosen, counter to tighten. At least this is the...
08-08-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,323
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Posted By bluenote157

wha?? what about the plastic platform clipped on...

wha?? what about the plastic platform clipped on my mtn bike pedals? jk. Yeah, I agree with you on the rims. I was looking for used centaur hubs/wheelset and found this for a great price on craigs.
08-08-13, 12:01 PM
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Posted By bluenote157

I may have posted in the past..but here is a new...

I may have posted in the past..but here is a new shot as it stands today.
If anyone cares.. it is a Raleigh Team Pro 531 tubing 1986ish, Campy Centaur stuff, amber shellaced yellow cloth tape,...
07-31-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,260
Posted By bluenote157

Keep in mind that french bikes have different...

Keep in mind that french bikes have different threading than iso/english. They might be reversed.
If you do have a french threaded bb, gonna keep the bike for awhile, and are using a different...
07-30-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By bluenote157

placement of jtek shiftmate in another location not near the rear derailleur..

I have a 9 speed ergo/9speed shimano cassette setup with the jtek shiftmate on my CX bike. It shifts beautifully but was wondering if anyone has installed one near the bars/stem as the cable comes...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,232
Posted By bluenote157

How to keep rema vulcanizing fluid from drying up...

So I'm sure many of you rema patch kit users have experienced this. The last time you used the glue to patch a tube was last season. Now you have a flat and go to reach for that next-to-new tube...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By bluenote157

Thrift store..get some wool pants and alter them....

Thrift store..get some wool pants and alter them.
Bicycletimesmag.com has a write-up on this. http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/content/diy-make-your-own-cycling-knickers
Forum: Touring
03-24-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By bluenote157

1988 Specialized Rockhopper

So I came across this bike with the intent that i'm going to throw on some moustache bars and some friction shifter bar ends to convert it to a tourer.

What can you guys tell me about this year...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By bluenote157

Do some pushups, burpees, pull ups, air squats or...

Do some pushups, burpees, pull ups, air squats or something..
Forum: Touring
11-30-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By bluenote157

Not sure if i'm digressing from the OP question,...

Not sure if i'm digressing from the OP question, but I have a surly cross check. I mount my topeak road morph along the seat tube but behind from the corner where the chainstay and seattube meet and...
11-29-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,475
Posted By bluenote157

why don't you pick two colors and for the third...

why don't you pick two colors and for the third color use thread. There are some folks that have done it. It basically looks harlequin with a touch of that third color. You'll probably need to...
11-27-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,149
Posted By bluenote157

Your 107 with your double should work fine. ...

Your 107 with your double should work fine. Generally a long cage rear derailleur will work with a double with no problems. It is when you go the other way (short derailleur and triple) where you...
11-25-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By bluenote157

thw time has come to rewrap..

Anyone know if shellac over cloth will hold up for a couple of wet conditions?

Thanks..
10-25-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By bluenote157

in case anyone cares. REI outlet has some merino blend jerseys sugoi brand for like

36 bucks. They are more on the loose side...
I just bought one and it is pretty soft..
Forum: Touring
10-01-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By bluenote157

thanks guys.. I completely forgot that my stop...

thanks guys.. I completely forgot that my stop has a clamp type bolt.
Forum: Touring
09-29-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By bluenote157

threadless stem riser extender question...

Not sure if i'm in the right forum but i figure i'll post here..
My fork has been cut on the shorter side...which works great for an agressive fit when I have it in CX drop bar mode, but at the...
09-27-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,636
Posted By bluenote157

why not use teflon on the first third of the...

why not use teflon on the first third of the threading..once you have it threaded in.. put a liberal amount of loctite on the last third?
09-24-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By bluenote157

I've always wanted campy since the 80s. It looks...

I've always wanted campy since the 80s. It looks like jewelery on a bike. I feel the new shimano stuff looks like matte plastic. Don't get me wrong, I have both, but campy (new or old) can make an...
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By bluenote157

yeah.. i went to their site. It is on the second...

yeah.. i went to their site. It is on the second page of your link called ticino. Oh well, i'll shoot them an email.

thanks
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By bluenote157

anyone know the dimensions and weight limits on the electra rear racks...

specifically the dimensions of the electra tocino rear rack?
I think it comes in two sizes as well as a "women's"??
I can't find any information on it.
09-18-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By bluenote157

It should work. I was running an 8 speed shimano...

It should work. I was running an 8 speed shimano 105 fd on my 10speed setup.
09-07-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By bluenote157

anyone familiar with the dc/md leg of the c&o trail?

Im planning on doing the first fifty miles out. Anyone know if a 39chainring and 12/26 cassette adequate? or do i need my 36/48 up front?
09-01-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By bluenote157

front derailleur stop placement for top pull/bottom pull front derailleur

So I asked a similar question on the frame building section but am curious what your thoughts are..

I'm about to braze on a front derailleur stop on the seat tube (I've routed all my cables up on...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By bluenote157

front derailleur stop placement...

I've rerouted my guides to route along the top tube of my frame. My question is really around the placement of the front derailleur stop on the seat tube. As it stands, I have a cheapo top pull...
08-27-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By bluenote157

yes! That is it! And yes..that is the answer I...

yes! That is it! And yes..that is the answer I was looking for. Thanks!
08-27-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By bluenote157

yeah.. it should fit. I just didnt know if the...

yeah.. it should fit. I just didnt know if the horizontal sway from where it is mounted would have any effect on the "precision" while holding it in gear.

thanks
08-27-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By bluenote157

Top pull front derailleur braze on cable stop broken...

This is going to sound like an ass backwards fix, but does anyone know if I can just use that long surly brake hanger to work with my top pull front derailleur?
08-15-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,484
Posted By bluenote157

I run an ultegra chain on my campy drivetrain w/o...

I run an ultegra chain on my campy drivetrain w/o problems. The chain and drivetrain is 10 speed.
I would imagine you wont have a problem at all with a campy chain or a sram chain. It just needs to...
08-15-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By bluenote157

what levers are you using? I think the...

what levers are you using? I think the tektros/cane creeks have a release button near the hoods. Campys do too.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By bluenote157

merino socks, merino t shirt... shower before you...

merino socks, merino t shirt... shower before you leave, and be well hydrated before you leave your house in the AM... you will sweat less.

the merino stuff can be washed every one to two weeks. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By bluenote157

ahh..yes, I saw an episode of Globe Trekker once...

ahh..yes, I saw an episode of Globe Trekker once and they were in Christiania...

yes, I'm thinking up front first..then maybe a box bike later.

thanks all.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By bluenote157

Get some wool performance tshirts and socks. You...

Get some wool performance tshirts and socks. You don't have to wash them as often. Works great as a base layer or shirt.
When you get to work you can drape it over your chair or hang it. It will...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By bluenote157

a box bike would be freaking awesome!! I was in...

a box bike would be freaking awesome!! I was in the eastern market section of DC one day and this man/family pulls up. Husband, pulls up to the handrail, wife and kid gets out, they go into coffee...
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