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06-08-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,615
Posted By mbusha

Just to followup/close out the thread, I finally...

Just to followup/close out the thread, I finally managed to find an appropriately sized reamer and finished the job using FBinNY's recommendation. It was probably the most terrifying piece of bike...
05-14-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,615
Posted By mbusha

Thanks all for the suggestions. Since I'm way...

Thanks all for the suggestions. Since I'm way not excited about the idea of cutting into the carbon, I think I'm going to wind up trying the reaming route as suggested by FBinNY (can't find any...
05-13-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,615
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll try picking up...

Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll try picking up a hook tomorrow and see if that helps. I can't really try pushing because the hole in the back side of the cable stop is about the same diameter as...
05-13-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,615
Posted By mbusha

Stuck Ferrule in frame stop

While chaing the brake cables on my road bike, I discovered that one of the ferrule's is stuck inside the cable stop on the frame. It's an aluminum ferrule stuck in a carbon stop (I didn't think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By mbusha

I assume you're talking about the response here: ...

I assume you're talking about the response here:

Bicycling magazine article is misleading (http://www.bhsi.org/bicyclingmag1305.htm)

Their comment impling that the helmet-head interface acts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By mbusha

Tour magazine had an article about handbuilt vs...

Tour magazine had an article about handbuilt vs "system" wheels (I think it was also one of the few articles that they translated into English). They did some aerodynamics, stiffness, and weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,478
Posted By mbusha

As you note, the climbing gear ratio is almost...

As you note, the climbing gear ratio is almost identical between the two seupts. The biggest difference you're going to notice is the wider gaps between the different gears in the wifli setup, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 02:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By mbusha

+1 for the Blackburn cages. I picked up a pair...

+1 for the Blackburn cages. I picked up a pair at the start of the season and after more than 8,000 km they still look new (no cracks/chips in the plastic) and work like cages should: they hold a...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By mbusha

I may be a little late for this, but Gore makes a...

I may be a little late for this, but Gore makes a pair of (goretex, I assume) shoe covers that are much cooler than any neoprene booties I've used. I believe these are the exact verion that I have:...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By mbusha

I use a similarly "incompatible" setup on my...

I use a similarly "incompatible" setup on my touring bike: Tiagra 4500 shift/brake levers with Avid linear pull brakes. The clearance is pretty tight, but as long as I keep my wheels in good true I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By mbusha

I've been on a rented Trek Madone 3.1 with stock...

I've been on a rented Trek Madone 3.1 with stock components (2011?) for the past ~2 weeks. Compared with my bike (Simplon Pavo), it definitely feel a bit more "squishy" and "bouncy." Tire pressure...
03-20-12, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for all the responses! Really looking...

Thanks for all the responses! Really looking forward to the trip. I spent a bit of time in NorCal (great cycling), then moved to Switzerland and, while the cycling here is best described as...
03-19-12, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for all the suggestions! Definitely looks...

Thanks for all the suggestions! Definitely looks like there's a big community there. I'll be in contact with some of the bike shops about a rentals, and, if nothing else, heading up Gibraltar at...
03-16-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By mbusha

Road Cycling in Santa Barbara

I'm going to be visiting Santa Barbara (from Switzerland) for the month of April and was hoping to get some training in at that time. Does anyone have any suggestions for obtaining a decent road...
11-22-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By mbusha

"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" By...

"Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" By Leonard Zinn (also has a mountain bike version which I expect to be equally good, but I've not read that). The illustrations are generally basic but to...
11-17-11, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,402
Posted By mbusha

I definitely agree that rebuilding the wheels...

I definitely agree that rebuilding the wheels using drum brake hubs would be the best route to go, but I was hoping not to invest that much in this bike.

I should have mentioned this...
11-16-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,402
Posted By mbusha

Replacing Brakes on an English 3-speed

I'm trying to clean up an old English 3-speed (well, not that old, a Hercules from the 80's, I think). The brakes are kind of falling apart, and I would like to replace them. The tires are listed...
11-12-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll see if I can...

Thanks for the suggestion -- I'll see if I can find the Loctite 680 and give that a try.
11-11-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By mbusha

Bad Headset?

I was tuning up a late 80's Trek 360 that was in a minor crash when I noticed that the headset was loose. It's an older threaded headset (with no make/model listed anywhere). When I took it apart...
10-04-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By mbusha

I just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions. ...

I just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions. As several people noted, I had the centerline off, and correcting that made the spokes stick out from the nipples at a much less frightening angle. ...
10-03-11, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By mbusha

If there are spacers above the stem, you just...

If there are spacers above the stem, you just take the stem off (remove the top-cap, loosen the bolts on the back of the stem, take it off, and move the spacers that were above the stem down below...
10-03-11, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By mbusha

Thanks. You're instructions were completely...

Thanks. You're instructions were completely cryptic to me at first, but after staring at my pictures for a few minutes, I think I understand what needs to be done (and now your instructions seem...
10-03-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By mbusha

Wheel Question -- 3 Leading 3 Trailing

I'm a novice wheel builder who has made maybe 3 sets at this point, all x3. I wanted to try my hand at something new. Last night I rebuilt an old front wheel that wasn't in use (and horribly out of...
09-07-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,206
Posted By mbusha

If I remember correctly, 6500 used an...

If I remember correctly, 6500 used an Octalink-style bottom bracket, so you'll need something like this:

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=6737&category=347

You'll...
08-22-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,241
Posted By mbusha

Don't know if this will be helpful, but I once...

Don't know if this will be helpful, but I once had an identical problem once when mixing chainring styles (I think it was a 39T 6600 chainring with either a 52 or 53T Biopace chainring). I could get...
04-22-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for the tips. The wheel looks pretty...

Thanks for the tips. The wheel looks pretty true, but isn't perfect (i.e., seems fine when I spin it in the frame, but I noticed a few lateral wiggles when I stuck it in my truing stand). Anyway, I...
04-22-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By mbusha

Rear Caliper Brake Shudder

I've been having a problem with my bike where I can feel some sort of shudder when braking at speeds > 40 mph. It's definitely coming from the rear brake, since I can feel some vibrations in the...
04-07-11, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By mbusha

(sorry for the long post -- I tend to be verbose...

(sorry for the long post -- I tend to be verbose at times)

Just as you speculate -- the longer derailleur cage lets it take up more chain slack.

When in the crossed big-big gear combination,...
04-06-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By mbusha

There are two separate issues here -- Max cog...

There are two separate issues here -- Max cog size and chain wrap. I think the OPs setup is pushing the limits on both.

Assuming a 53-39-30 crank gives a chain wrap of (53-30) + (30-12) = 41. ...
Forum: Europe
03-28-11, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By mbusha

Quick note about renting a bike in Siena -- there...

Quick note about renting a bike in Siena -- there are lots of places to rent bikes, but most of them only had heavy montain/city bikes, so I'd be careful about that since there are a lot of hills in...
Forum: Europe
03-21-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By mbusha

My wife and I did a short tour through the...

My wife and I did a short tour through the Chianti region a few years ago, wandering our way from Siena up to Florence and then back south (with lots of stops for food and wine!). We rented bikes...
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for reminding me! Can't believe I forgot...

Thanks for reminding me! Can't believe I forgot to check the size. I've got a 1" steer tube, so the LHT won't work for me. Looks like I may be contacting Trek to see if they still make one if I...
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By mbusha

Getting a New Touring Fork

I have an older Trek 520. A few years ago, the fork broke and, since I needed it replaced quickly, so I threw on a Surly Cross Check since my LBS had one in stock. I'm going to be doing some longer...
02-28-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,675
Posted By mbusha

I don't think you'll have any problems with that...

I don't think you'll have any problems with that particular setup. Personally, I've found that cranks are pretty insensitive to the chain width (the only notable exception being a 10-speed chain on...
02-24-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By mbusha

I've done some similar drive train mixing...

I've done some similar drive train mixing recently, and had no real problems. Mixing an 8 speed (shimano) crank with a 10-speed (sram) cassette almost worked perfectly -- there were some skating...
02-23-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By mbusha

Mixing 8 and 10 speed drivetrain components

I know this has been discussed before, but I just wanted to chime in with my questions/experiences in mixing 8 and 10 speed components.

I have an older bike with full 105-1056 components --...
02-15-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for all your suggestions. Before naking...

Thanks for all your suggestions. Before naking any further changes to the bike, I managed to adjust the FD to the point where it would shift up without problem, but would skate on the inner ring...
02-13-11, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By mbusha

Thanks for your comments -- I should have...

Thanks for your comments -- I should have mentioned, bu I did switch to a SRAM 10 speed chain as well. Currently, my setup is: SRAM Rivsal chain, rear deurailleur, chan, and shifters; Shimano 600...
02-12-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By mbusha

Shimano 600 Crank with 10 speed cassette

I'm swapping out some components on an older trek I have, and have been having some issues getting the front derailleur correctly adjusted. Originally, the drive train was all Shimano 600, with a...
02-03-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By mbusha

Good catch -- in retrospect I feel like I should...

Good catch -- in retrospect I feel like I should have been able to figure that one out myself ;) Thanks.
02-03-11, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By mbusha

Italian and German Frame Sizes

I just moved to Zurich from California and have been browsing some of the online market places here for a new road-style commute/errand bike. I've noticed that a lot of people describe frames in...
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