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07-03-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By jsdavis

I second the recommendation on the CDI...

I second the recommendation on the CDI screwdriver. CDI makes a lot of torque wrenches and that type of thing so there's at least somewhat of a reputation to uphold and it comes with calibration...
06-22-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By jsdavis

I rotated through 3 tubes for my commuter bike...

I rotated through 3 tubes for my commuter bike over 12 years. Each of them have about a dozen patches. The only thing that eventually killed one was the valve broke.
06-22-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By jsdavis

Only the eastern portion of JFK is closed. The...

Only the eastern portion of JFK is closed. The part has been closed every Sunday since the 1960s. SF did install bike lanes on this part of JFK, but they were pretty dangerous to use. Even SF's...
06-22-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By jsdavis

The grease is to act as insulator between the...

The grease is to act as insulator between the different materials, not for lubrication. Sounds like you are already familiar with anti-seize.

Either one should be fine. I use Super Lube...
06-22-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By jsdavis

Sizing of Marin Muirwoods 2022 vs 2009 and 2021

I broke the fame on my Marin Muirwoods 29 so I need a new commuter bike. I like my Muirwoods and getting another is a possibility. The other bike that looks nice is Jamis Sequel.

The 2009...
10-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By jsdavis

Shimano and Sram do not have adjusters on many of...

Shimano and Sram do not have adjusters on many of their MTB RDs now. Most if not all Shimano shadow style RDs do not have adjusters. Even some 10 years old 9sp RDs don't have them like M772 or M592....
10-24-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,421
Posted By jsdavis

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme if you primarily ride...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme if you primarily ride on paved surfaces - works ok on loose surfaces as long as you keep in mind you are on slicks.

Regular Marathon if you want a decent all around tire...
10-23-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By jsdavis

My SLX 9sp shifter has an adjuster and I have a...

My SLX 9sp shifter has an adjuster and I have a couple Jagwire metal inline adjusters. I was going to put it about 50-70mm rearward of the chainstay cable stop.
10-21-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By jsdavis

Do I need to put inline adjuster for RD without adjuster?

Or do I use only the adjuster at the shifter?

I notice new RDs do not have adjusters. Do I put an inline adjuster somewhere after the cable stop or do I not need that and use only the adjuster on...
10-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By jsdavis

I bought a pair at co-op for $10.

I bought a pair at co-op for $10.
10-21-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,095
Posted By jsdavis

Kinda sorta... Suspect some busy body called the...

Kinda sorta... Suspect some busy body called the cops on us, group of about six. Three cops with emergency lights illuminated escorted us off the freeway. Two cop pulled up along side and one behind....
10-17-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,774
Posted By jsdavis

IRD QB55 (Made by Tange) about the same price,...

IRD QB55 (Made by Tange) about the same price, around $25-30.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,240
Posted By jsdavis

My personal preference would be Almotion for...

My personal preference would be Almotion for better flat protection and more grippy rubber. It is similar to my M. Supreme which I really like on my commuter. Great traction wet and dry and very...
10-09-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

It is on my all weather commute bike and I also...

It is on my all weather commute bike and I also ride it on dirt roads and dirt paths after work and sometimes on weekend.
10-09-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,853
Posted By jsdavis

New straight end metric L hex wrench. Wanted...

New straight end metric L hex wrench. Wanted something without ball end and found the Bondhus set. I was not looking for silver set nor extra long set though.

Standard size set I've had for years,...
10-05-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

Thank you for the guidance.

Thank you for the guidance.
10-05-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

Thank you. I was curious why one of them had more...

Thank you. I was curious why one of them had more wear.
10-05-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

How do I lubricate them? Do I put chain lube on...

How do I lubricate them? Do I put chain lube on the cover or take the RD and pulleys apart and put grease inside?

The replacement pulleys appear to use cartridge bearings.
10-04-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jsdavis

Only 29x2"/ 700x50m is on sale.

Only 29x2"/ 700x50m is on sale.
10-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

I have changed the cassette a few times and the...

I have changed the cassette a few times and the crankset has maybe 7-10 thousand miles on it. A road biker fell on me and destroyed my original crank.
10-04-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,920
Posted By jsdavis

Yea- I was referring to two different things. ...

Yea- I was referring to two different things. The eliptigo can move like the normal bike or trike, just pedaled with different motion. The trike in your link cannot go in a straight line which...
10-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jsdavis

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme are great for pavement...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme are great for pavement and very puncture resistant. They're kinda expensive though. If you want something less expensive the normal Marathon is a decent choice.
10-04-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

No - I wasn't sure if i did something wrong. ...

No - I wasn't sure if i did something wrong. Like not replacing the chain frequently enough or similar.
10-03-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,920
Posted By jsdavis

I saw a few people do the Marin Century 100k ride...

I saw a few people do the Marin Century 100k ride on Eliptigos. They seem ok, if a bit slow.

The trikes that are really annoying are the ones that have to be rocked back and forth to move. They...
10-03-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By jsdavis

Is this normal wear on derailleur pulleys?

Is this normal wear on rear derailleur pulley wheels? This from a Deore M590 RD used for 20-30 thousand miles.

I believe the left pulley is the lower one.


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06-30-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

I shot some PB Blaster in the shifter and it...

I shot some PB Blaster in the shifter and it seems to work ok now.

I then tried to put Super Lube grease in there with a pick, but not sure how much got where because there isn't much free space...
06-27-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

These shifters are used daily...about 4000-5000...

These shifters are used daily...about 4000-5000 miles a year city riding over the past 5 years or so
06-27-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

I have Simple Green (normal green stuff), Simple...

I have Simple Green (normal green stuff), Simple Green Crystal, and WD-40. Would any of those work? I guess I have baking soda and borax hand cleaner also.

And environment safe paint thinner...
06-27-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

Huh...I have a couple sets of M590 and M570...

Huh...I have a couple sets of M590 and M570 shifters that are older and do not have this problem. Is it limited to lower level stuff, like Acera or Altus in this case? I generally go for Deore...
06-27-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

All the cables and housings were replaced a month...

All the cables and housings were replaced a month ago.
06-27-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

The lever that increases tension will now only...

The lever that increases tension will now only shift 2 gears in one throw, instead of 3. It won't engage shift until I the lever is pushed way way back. By the time it starts to engage, I would have...
06-27-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

I was not aware those shifters are serviceable in...

I was not aware those shifters are serviceable in that way.
06-27-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

I didn't want to replace the internal parts. I...

I didn't want to replace the internal parts. I was wondering if the shifter portion came apart from the brake lever portion somehow. But if the whole thing is cast as one block of metal, then that's...
06-27-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

I was wondering if the entire shifter part could...

I was wondering if the entire shifter part could come apart from the brake lever somehow. I can get a pair of M410 shifters for like $10 and put those in, but if the brake lever works then I feel...
06-25-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsdavis

Can the shifter be removed from MTB brake lever-shifter combo

Gf's bike has Shimano ST-M310 brake lever and shifter in one unit. I had no idea these existed for MTB. Anyways, the the right side shifter mechanism broke, but the brake lever is fine, and I'd like...
06-13-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,736
Posted By jsdavis

Rim brakes will still generate dust. The rubber...

Rim brakes will still generate dust. The rubber friction material will make rubber dust; aluminum bits will wear off the brake track on the wheel; and pink colored rim brake pads contain iron oxide.
06-13-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By jsdavis

Will road triple reconfigured to 46/30 work correctly on Sram Force 2x11?

I have a bike with Sram Force 2x11 system. The currently crankset is Sram Force 50/34 and 11-32 but the gearing is a bit higher than I'd like. The frame is Soma Double Cross.

I have a Shimano 5700...
05-07-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By jsdavis

That does not make sense. The instruction covers...

That does not make sense. The instruction covers both the double and triple crankset and only advises to use the 5600 or 6600 chain for the triple. No such advisory for double crank.
05-07-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By jsdavis

Wow...there was 8 years from 6500 to 6600, but...

Wow...there was 8 years from 6500 to 6600, but only 4 years in between each redesign afterwards.
05-07-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By jsdavis

I am asking because I don't know where is the end...

I am asking because I don't know where is the end of useful life and there is no marking on the pad other than marking for orientation of the pad.
05-07-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By jsdavis

The document for Shimano FC5700 recommends the...

The document for Shimano FC5700 recommends the 5600 or 6600 chain for 5703 triple crankset. Dunno why though.

You can inspect the document here, 4th item under notes:...
05-07-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By jsdavis

Where is the wear limit on my brake pad?

My brake pad looks like the image below. There are grooves in the pad but there is material recessed inside those grooves. The pad is Shimano M70R2.

At which point is the pad considered worn out?...
04-07-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By jsdavis

Ok...so I confirmed the wheel and frame are...

Ok...so I confirmed the wheel and frame are mismatch. Sorry I didn't take calipers to dinner. It's not something I normally carry around.

Mainly wanted advice ahead of time on how to proceed...
04-04-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By jsdavis

I have not measured the new wheel. I just met...

I have not measured the new wheel. I just met her to have dinner tonight and I saw the new wheel had a Claris hub on it which does not seem right to me.

The $25 labor includes the cost to move...
04-04-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By jsdavis

Shop sold and installed a 130mm wheel on gf's 135mm bike

The freehub on my gf's bike failed such that it would no longer engage. She took took the bike to the shop. They sold her an $80 wheel plus $25 labor which I thought was fair. Today I saw the...
01-27-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By jsdavis

I have used a Park pedal wrench in place of a...

I have used a Park pedal wrench in place of a cone wrench a couple times, but it only works for 15mm obviously. Not all have enough space to fit the pedal wrench. It's the lowest price pedal wrench...
07-17-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,942
Posted By jsdavis

Dunno about the cups and cones, but Ultegra hubs...

Dunno about the cups and cones, but Ultegra hubs and higher hubs use aluminum axle while 105 and lower use steel axles.
07-06-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,861
Posted By jsdavis

Soma made a Tange Prestige fork up until...

Soma made a Tange Prestige fork up until recently, maybe stopped make thing those about a year or two ago.

Also check out Gunnar - they have steel forks on their site, but I dunno if they sell...
06-28-17, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By jsdavis

Yeah - my feeling exactly. I wanted to suggest...

Yeah - my feeling exactly. I wanted to suggest my Schwalbe Marathon Supreme but those are $70 each - way too much. Got a Schwalbe Marathon and hoping that lasts a good long while.
06-28-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By jsdavis

That's great that you have the ability to do...

That's great that you have the ability to do that. Not everyone can afford that luxury.
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