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Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By Sci-Fi

Consider Michelin Protek with the 1 mm...

Consider Michelin Protek with the 1 mm protection. Very quiet, smooth/comfortable riding tire with good grip and feel, even when fully loaded. Longevity is still in question, but no complaints so...
07-08-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,267
Posted By Sci-Fi

I had some Presta tubes with removable valve...

I had some Presta tubes with removable valve cores that weren't tightened correctly. Now I tighten/check every tube before installing. Majority of the Presta valves I have purchased have removable...
06-21-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Sci-Fi

Hard to give advice without seeing the bike. Just...

Hard to give advice without seeing the bike. Just my experiences, (1) the cable was reinstalled incorrectly. The cut cable end of the pinch/fixing bolt should be pushed in (towards the hub) and then...
05-11-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sci-Fi

The 2 inner led lights will come on but at higher...

The 2 inner led lights will come on but at higher speeds when the switch is on the daylight mode.
02-16-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Sci-Fi

All my T-handle stuff are Bondhus.

All my T-handle stuff are Bondhus.
02-07-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Sci-Fi

Ultraseal is the sealant I see used by both tube...

Ultraseal is the sealant I see used by both tube and tubeless applications. Believe all 3 of their sealant grades have a mile spec number. Check it out at Gempler"s:
...
02-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Sci-Fi

One of my bikes did that. I put a screw type hose...

One of my bikes did that. I put a screw type hose clamp on there and it held the seat post height adjustment going on 10+ years.
01-19-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,257
Posted By Sci-Fi

I've used these quick connectors without any...

I've used these quick connectors without any problems :
...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,267
Posted By Sci-Fi

Personally no. But I've seen more and more people...

Personally no. But I've seen more and more people riding some type of e-bike. Variable pedal assist for those that buy the bike and full electric mode option like you find in the Uber owned Jump...
12-10-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By Sci-Fi

I would suggest buying a new fork designed for...

I would suggest buying a new fork designed for disk brake use. You would spend just as much, if not more, for those disk brake adapters with no guarantee your current fork can withstand the...
10-09-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Sci-Fi

Need to go to your lbs and let them measure it....

Need to go to your lbs and let them measure it. It may be 1", but the width varies a lot. They can look through their books for a match. Seen too many times people buying a 1" headset replacement...
09-16-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,138
Posted By Sci-Fi

Nothing wrong with Duro 26x2.125 tires. Made in...

Nothing wrong with Duro 26x2.125 tires. Made in Taiwan. Round profile rather than the typical quarter moon style. Have a pair on one of my 26" cruisers, the other has Schwalbe Fat Franks, 26x2.3x,...
05-11-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Sci-Fi

Missing a lot of information. What cog is on the...

Missing a lot of information. What cog is on the rear hub? Looking for more speed? Why are gears 1-3 useless?

What crank is on the bike? If it's Shimano Nexus/Alfine, it came in 2 BCD versions,...
05-08-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,941
Posted By Sci-Fi

I had a Trelock LS 820 that went into blink mode...

I had a Trelock LS 820 that went into blink mode when you stopped pedaling and was slowing down. Problem was the brake light feature came on first and could confuse following traffic about your true...
04-13-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By Sci-Fi

Usually drink Genmaicha tea. Has Matcha in it....

Usually drink Genmaicha tea. Has Matcha in it. Matcha is way too expensive @$26-30 an ounce for a daily drink. Genmaicha is a lot cheaper and gives you health benefits, just do a search.

Also...
04-09-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Sci-Fi

Just look at reviews (verified purchased) on the...

Just look at reviews (verified purchased) on the cable(s) and brand you are interested in.

Amazon basics are the cables I use. They were considered the best value/price to performance buy. No...
03-02-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,503
Posted By Sci-Fi

Might consider MKS RMX pedals. But I never tried...

Might consider MKS RMX pedals. But I never tried leather sole shoes, mainly athletic shoes and sandals or dress shoes with synthetic soles.
02-17-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,660
Posted By Sci-Fi

Odd...seems designshine still has it on their...

Odd...seems designshine still has it on their webstore:

http://store.designshinelighting.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=37506
02-15-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sci-Fi

To lube or not on bolt/screw threads can be...

To lube or not on bolt/screw threads can be controversial. Local conditions or seasonal changes, like salt on roads or living by the ocean, can affect your decision to deviate from the manufacturers...
02-12-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,835
Posted By Sci-Fi

If it's an optical illusion (to me) then...

If it's an optical illusion (to me) then disregard my comments. From your posted picture, it appears the build is all over the place, nothing symmetrical that's typical of a traditional wheel build....
02-12-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,774
Posted By Sci-Fi

Short answer is yes. Your local LBS should have...

Short answer is yes. Your local LBS should have spares that you can purchase or even get one for free if you are a regular customer or bought a bike or parts from them.

The alternative is to...
01-30-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,821
Posted By Sci-Fi

Should be a straightforward design similar to how...

Should be a straightforward design similar to how the Herrman H-Track connection plug works and still allows the use of 2.8 mm female connectors if that's what the owner wants instead. The Son of...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-17, 02:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By Sci-Fi

This is my current thermos: ...

This is my current thermos:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HYOGUM2/ref=psdcmw_602608_t1_B074L2PBY9

Also just picked up a S'well thermos, a bit pricey @$35, but has many fans. Too soon for a...
12-16-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Sci-Fi

Shimano has/does make a nutted version for some...

Shimano has/does make a nutted version for some of their dynohubs. Have to search a bit to find someone that has one.

Bought one from Taylor Wheels in Germany for my 1960's era roadster bike...
12-16-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Sci-Fi

What "extras" are you referring to? Not much...

What "extras" are you referring to? Not much will/can be attached to the axle with a springer/suspension front end.
12-04-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sci-Fi

Try fibrax pads. It was the go to pads for rain...

Try fibrax pads. It was the go to pads for rain and steel rims.

https://harriscyclery.net/m/itemdetails.cfm?id=5204

Had some luck with 99 cent only store Chinese brake pads (4 pads for a...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Sci-Fi

After my LASIK operation, I wanted full coverage,...

After my LASIK operation, I wanted full coverage, front and side protection. S&W Magnum safety sun glasses fit the bill for me (gold mirror).

Your "flap" will be loose for at least a year, so no...
10-10-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Sci-Fi

Ed h...simple answer to your question is yes. ...

Ed h...simple answer to your question is yes.

I have a few crankset choices on hand. NOS (hollow tech)Shimano Alfine FC-S500 (130 BCD and FC-S501 (110 BCD). Obviously I'm thinking about using the...
10-09-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Sci-Fi

Depends on how much you wish to spend. Can buy an...

Depends on how much you wish to spend. Can buy an inexpensive square taper axle conversion kit that directly replaces the one piece crank. Then buy a single mountain crankset, most will come with a...
10-08-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Sci-Fi

Just my experiences...if you replace your cable...

Just my experiences...if you replace your cable and cable housing as often as I had to (every year), then I would suggest slowly turning the adjustment out until the skipping stops (took almost a...
10-05-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Sci-Fi

It's a variation of the classic North Road...

It's a variation of the classic North Road handlebars. May be named differently by manufacturers. The op's picture is what you typically see on today's roadster style bikes. Has more flat/straight...
Forum: Touring
09-25-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,668
Posted By Sci-Fi

Just FYI: The latest flat tech: ...

Just FYI: The latest flat tech:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/flat-tire-prevention-and-fixes
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,779
Posted By Sci-Fi

What, if any, problems have you experienced with...

What, if any, problems have you experienced with the stock Ovals Concept Pavement saddle that comes standard? Should ride around with that, make minor adjustments (front/back, height, and tilt) to...
Forum: Touring
08-29-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,130
Posted By Sci-Fi

You're over thinking it. Your lights will come on...

You're over thinking it. Your lights will come on the moment the wheels start rotating, even at walking speed (~3mph) your lights will be at a flashing stage. The stand light will only come on when...
06-29-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Sci-Fi

The only solar panel's that interest me are by...

The only solar panel's that interest me are by lasersaber. Sample video for portable cell phone charger (iphone):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YOuHzDKWQvA

Checkout his other videos if you want...
06-11-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Sci-Fi

I find flags useful if viewed by others from the...

I find flags useful if viewed by others from the side. A bright light(s) (blinking or steady) rear mounted is more effective for following traffic to see and give you more room.

Of course at...
06-06-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Sci-Fi

Are the wheels 48h? IMHO, the rims are better...

Are the wheels 48h? IMHO, the rims are better suited for disk brake use since the rims are painted and angled, rather than having the traditional flat surface for rim brakes. Anyways, if thats the...
05-05-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Sci-Fi

Might consider triangle frame bags instead. ...

Might consider triangle frame bags instead.

You need to check the measurements with that item you linked to make sure there's enough room to attach what you want without your feet/heel/leg...
Forum: Touring
03-25-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By Sci-Fi

I have the topeak supertourist dx disc rack on 3...

I have the topeak supertourist dx disc rack on 3 of my "non-disc brake" bikes. Handled any weight I loaded on them w/o any problems. A bit wider at the bottom but the angle and extra space makes...
02-17-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,218
Posted By Sci-Fi

This. It's the most economical solution. Some...

This. It's the most economical solution. Some Shimano Nexus/Alfine cranks come with dual chain guards and work just fine.
01-08-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Sci-Fi

IMHO, it depends on which hub you are using. SP,...

IMHO, it depends on which hub you are using. SP, Shimano, and Sanyo usually incorporate a frame ground for one terminal. Personally I wire all my dynamos the same regardless of make. The positive/+,...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,932
Posted By Sci-Fi

The only way the OP is going to know how each...

The only way the OP is going to know how each bike performs with the typical load out the OP generally carries is after they choose to order one or the other. Your center of balance will be the key...
12-31-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sci-Fi

Be careful with MTB Shimano components, 10+...

Be careful with MTB Shimano components, 10+ speeds use a different pull ratio, dyna system, so shifter and derailleur have to match. Only exception would be to use the flat bar Tiagra 10 speed...
Forum: Touring
12-23-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,780
Posted By Sci-Fi

Yes, hard to beat the prices on pre-built dyno...

Yes, hard to beat the prices on pre-built dyno hub wheels. Bought (3) mine on Amazon (Taylor Wheels) for about $100 includes free shipping (from Germany)...Shimano Nexus dynos. Just needed tensioning...
12-22-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,037
Posted By Sci-Fi

It's the same as riding any other bike. I used a...

It's the same as riding any other bike. I used a 7-speed cruiser bike for years. Recently changed it to 9-speed, needed lower gears to hauling stuff. May take a bit longer to get somewhere, but I...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,884
Posted By Sci-Fi

With a dynamo setup, it's no problem running...

With a dynamo setup, it's no problem running lights all the time. Cars can see me BUT this is holiday season and drivers only see other cars, not cyclists or pedestrians. Often I end up riding at...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,586
Posted By Sci-Fi

Everybody has a different sweet/comfort spot....

Everybody has a different sweet/comfort spot. Best advice is to tighten the locking/retention screw snug, just tight enough for retention but allows for some rotation movement and holds that...
12-14-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,551
Posted By Sci-Fi

The rules are pretty strict about not using...

The rules are pretty strict about not using commercially available parts. Fold up in a 5x5x5 foot container that has to be able to be carried by 2 people for a set distance and be 15 inches above a...
12-12-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By Sci-Fi

AFAIK, all Shimano Nexus cogs are 3/32. The...

AFAIK, all Shimano Nexus cogs are 3/32. The Sturmey-Archer cogs come in both thickness, 1/8 and 3/32, so be sure to check the descriptions before/if you order SA cogs.

Just go down to your LBS and...
12-11-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,266
Posted By Sci-Fi

Depends on the end user requirements/preferences....

Depends on the end user requirements/preferences. Some look for weight savings or faster pawl engagements (3+ pawls). Others want bragging rights or like noise.

Sometimes you don't have a choice...
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