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08-24-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Staggerwing

With modern, stainless spokes, I just tape the...

With modern, stainless spokes, I just tape the new rim to the old, as "davidad" notes, and move the spokes over one at a time. Easier if you completely detension the old setup before proceeding.
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Forum: Commuting
08-18-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,526
Posted By Staggerwing

From what I seem to remember, Honjo is a very...

From what I seem to remember, Honjo is a very small shop, with just a few employees.

Honjo factory photos (http://www.jitensha.com/eng/honjofact_e.html)

By chance, has your bike spent any time...
08-09-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By Staggerwing

Beautiful frame. Didn't know Zunow made a...

Beautiful frame. Didn't know Zunow made a titanium frame. Looks like the fork could be titanium too? Interesting.

Big question is the rear wheel. Are my eyes on crooked, or are there no spoke...
07-26-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 144,434
Posted By Staggerwing

Just checked, and a normal top nut fits, although...

Just checked, and a normal top nut fits, although it looks like I will need 7-8mm of spacers. I tried both a topnut from a VO Grand Cru, and a Stronglight. Don't really want to steal either one, as...
07-26-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 144,434
Posted By Staggerwing

ISO: 1" Chrome headset nut and some spacers

Found a neat old Puch mixte frame, in my daughter's favorite color, purple. Going to build it up, as a city bike, around an 8-speed Sturmey rear wheel, and a generator front.

Came with a smooth...
09-16-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By Staggerwing

Yeah, I set my bikes up the same way. Just a...

Yeah, I set my bikes up the same way. Just a slight bend in the knee, when heel is on down pedal (I see 5:30 position as an approximate match for the seattube slope). Then, take a high cadence run...
Replies: 55
Views: 5,331
Posted By Staggerwing

After 1 1/2 to 2 hours in, plan on food and...

After 1 1/2 to 2 hours in, plan on food and electrolyte intake whether you feel like you need it or not. Once behind the "power curve" on intake, it is hard to catch up without a rest. Doesn't have...
Replies: 55
Views: 5,331
Posted By Staggerwing

Congratulations, it sounds like you are getting...

Congratulations, it sounds like you are getting it figured out.

The only point that gives me pause is your note about "ONLY stopping twice for 2-3 minutes to drink down a bottle of water." Listen...
06-10-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,158
Posted By Staggerwing

That Spin Doctor stand is the same as the Minoura...

That Spin Doctor stand is the same as the Minoura and junk. Trust me, I have one that sits in the box, replaced by the much more capable Feedback Sports unit listed above.

The big issue, is both...
06-10-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,158
Posted By Staggerwing

Save your money and buy this...

Save your money and buy this (http://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Sports-Wheel-Truing-Station/dp/B0011VNDD8/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1402401258&sr=1-1&keywords=truing+stand) one by Feedback...
Replies: 55
Views: 5,331
Posted By Staggerwing

One other quick point. Are you certain your...

One other quick point. Are you certain your computer is properly calibrated for your tire size. If this was setup by a shop, they should have taken care of it for you, but it wouldn't hurt to check....
Replies: 55
Views: 5,331
Posted By Staggerwing

Your working on your motor, which is good. Your...

Your working on your motor, which is good. Your have some proper cycling shoes, which should help you smooth out your pedal stroke, which is good also. And finally, you are you are looking into some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By Staggerwing

If you haven't already, I've read that Fizik is...

If you haven't already, I've read that Fizik is quite good about warranty on those cracked saddles.
05-27-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Staggerwing

I've always been a Nikon user, from early my...

I've always been a Nikon user, from early my early film cameras (FM2 anyone?) on, but have not issues admitting Canon makes superior P&S cameras. The A series are borderline too large to slip into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,276
Posted By Staggerwing

Yeah, not much of a fan of the rolling billboard...

Yeah, not much of a fan of the rolling billboard look that seems to be the norm these days.

What about a carefully applied layer of dark grey window tint film?
Forum: Commuting
05-12-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,970
Posted By Staggerwing

The Cascadia's are what I used with my Karate...

The Cascadia's are what I used with my Karate Monkey. Generally, work fine, although I had to improvise a ty-wrap connection to the chainstay on the rear fender, as my Monkee does not have a drilled...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,970
Posted By Staggerwing

I have some of the 29x2.35s (about 60mm wide!) on...

I have some of the 29x2.35s (about 60mm wide!) on a Surly Karate Monkee, as a fun bike. The Big Apples are for summer, and Continental Top Contact Winters go on for the colder months.

FWIW, I'm...
05-17-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,887
Posted By Staggerwing

I like the idea of this new saddle, especially...

I like the idea of this new saddle, especially for one of my commuter rigs, which might be out in the weather.

However, I do wish they consider other fabric options. I know you can wax cotton, to...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,057
Posted By Staggerwing

With the excessive pressure, you may be extruding...

With the excessive pressure, you may be extruding the tube past the rim tape/strip into the spoke holes. Are your holes towards the inside or outside of the tube? Pretty easy to tell by adding just a...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,878
Posted By Staggerwing

In general, I like IGHs, but depending upon what...

In general, I like IGHs, but depending upon what hub, and what gear you are in, they can be noticeably less efficient than a derailleur setup.

FWIW, I'm a reasonably fit Clyde, don't have any...
05-01-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By Staggerwing

Cassettes and freewheels are still out there,...

Cassettes and freewheels are still out there, new, if you look.

Shifters are a little tougher, but I just saw some some downtube type on evil bay the other day as BIN right at $30.00. Not free,...
Forum: Touring
04-10-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Staggerwing

Search up Jakub Postrzygacz and his adventure...

Search up Jakub Postrzygacz and his adventure traversing the Canning Stock Route in Australia.

A little more out there than I would ever consider.
03-29-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By Staggerwing

You are a little behind the times on item 1. ...

You are a little behind the times on item 1.

See http://urbanvelo.org/velocity-rims-to-be-made-in-the-usa/ or

http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=656

Should you desire, it is...
03-26-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By Staggerwing

Looking at your bike a little closer, I see it is...

Looking at your bike a little closer, I see it is an aluminum frame, disk braked, casual mountain bike. Basically, you will need a 135mm, disc brake compatible MTB hub I also see it was originally...
03-25-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By Staggerwing

Considering your height, I couldn't imagine you...

Considering your height, I couldn't imagine you on a 26" wheel bike.

A 29er wheel could work, also in concert with a higher volume tire, but we don't know what kind of bike you have, and whether a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

The build that you quoted sounds excellent, but...

The build that you quoted sounds excellent, but stand by my assertion that the CX-ray spoke will result in a marginally stiffer build (ie deflection for a given load), simply by benefit of having a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Pardon, 5 minutes and change. Clicked through...

Pardon, 5 minutes and change. Clicked through fine for me, but if not search for "Advanced Composite Technology Manufacturing.mp4" posted by "ekkisport." Be assured, I have no affiliation, other than...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

I want you to watch the following 6 minute...

I want you to watch the following 6 minute youtube video regarding the manufacture of a Giant carbon frame, and tell me automated or artisanal. To be certain, they squeeze as much automation as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

BS. If you read, it says.."ENVE machines...

BS.

If you read, it says.."ENVE machines all tooling in-house to extremely tight tolerances which means that each rim is as flat and round as possible right out of the mold with every rim being...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Good to hear from someone that has actual...

Good to hear from someone that has actual industry connections. Back in my co-op days, the product we were making was only about 50% complete after the molding cycle. There was a lot of flash that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Should have qualified that as marginal, as in...

Should have qualified that as marginal, as in almost noise, increase, and then, only if you go head in/elbow out.

The referenced slowtwitch article is reasonably well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Didn't say that at all. He is trying to optimize...

Didn't say that at all. He is trying to optimize a set number of variables, and from what I can gather, stiffness, and durability are pretty high up the list. He isn't looking at a deeper rims nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Sorry, I'm an engineer, and was simply trying to...

Sorry, I'm an engineer, and was simply trying to put numbers behind some of the opinions that have been floating around. During my training years, I also completed four co-op quarters in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 60,285
Posted By Staggerwing

Won't add much, but: You are around 170lbs,...

Won't add much, but:

You are around 170lbs, want stiff, but are thinking about a 24 spoke rear. Simply does not compute. Thinking the same on the Sapim Super spoke, 1.4mm diameter, yikes that is...
Forum: Foo
03-15-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Staggerwing

While it is likely your control arm bushings...

While it is likely your control arm bushings don't need replaced, I can assure you there are situations that do warrant such work.

We have a 2000 Toyota Sienna with 130,000 miles. Recently, it...
02-12-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Staggerwing

Planet Bike Protoge 9. Uncluttered, big numbers,...

Planet Bike Protoge 9. Uncluttered, big numbers, temperature, not expensive, and can have two setups.
02-01-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,485
Posted By Staggerwing

Even though titanium has fairly low galvanic...

Even though titanium has fairly low galvanic potential, I would use a dab of copper-based anti-seize on every bolt in direct contact with the aluminum frame.

Otherwise, nice rig.
02-01-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,203
Posted By Staggerwing

Almost any well made wool clothing, despite the...

Almost any well made wool clothing, despite the initial outlay, is a good value. I have a "collection" of Pendleton shirts, several of which go back over 20 years, and still looking good.

The...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,321
Posted By Staggerwing

Roland Della Santa stills builds frames. Why not...

Roland Della Santa stills builds frames. Why not contact the man himself?
01-10-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,756
Posted By Staggerwing

Puch made Sears====>Have at it, not like it is...

Puch made Sears====>Have at it, not like it is particularly rare or valuable
50 year old Raleigh====>Probably not, especially if it is a clean survivor
Classic DeRosa, Cinelli, Bianchi or the...
07-09-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,415
Posted By Staggerwing

From what I've read, most of this issues with...

From what I've read, most of this issues with titanium bikes cracking is directly attributable to poor welding technique. More specifically, proper technique calls for purging the inside of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Staggerwing

Originally started for exercise, and surprisingly...

Originally started for exercise, and surprisingly found a huge mental benefit. However, whatever cycling does to "blow up your skirt" is fine by me. Cycling makes me feel alive and connected to the...
07-07-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,901
Posted By Staggerwing

Yes, this is traditionally how it is done....

Yes, this is traditionally how it is done. Matches the standard operation of modern control levers too, with the left controlling the FD, and the right the RD.

However, if you have some personal...
07-07-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,901
Posted By Staggerwing

Scratching head here as I've been using bar-ends...

Scratching head here as I've been using bar-ends for some years. The lever action is vertical, not left/right, or am I missing something in your question? Levers typically operate from a position...
07-06-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Staggerwing

Just a little note: Tools are investments; tires,...

Just a little note: Tools are investments; tires, like brake pads, bar tape, chains and cables are consumables. :thumb:

The good thing is bikes are relatively straight forward, and relaxing to...
Replies: 41
Views: 4,382
Posted By Staggerwing

Adjuster is going to want a "professional"...

Adjuster is going to want a "professional" appraisal, not something from a bunch of internet yahoos, even if we buy/sell/trade the stuff.

OTOH, it is not difficult to have a $1000+ replacement...
07-06-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Staggerwing

Taper or cut out the running and start commuting....

Taper or cut out the running and start commuting. Your body will thank you.

Otherwise, enjoy.
Forum: Touring
07-02-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Staggerwing

Moots and Seven are trusted names but currently...

Moots and Seven are trusted names but currently think Firefly is offering some well thought out and beautifully executed rigs. The principals split off from Indy Fab when they had their move, and are...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By Staggerwing

Target has all sorts of interesting, and...

Target has all sorts of interesting, and generally, quite tasty, pre-packaged meals under their house label. They aren't inexpensive, although cheaper and tastier than the camping specific brands....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,471
Posted By Staggerwing

Eddy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BcHekNAfOo)...

Eddy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BcHekNAfOo) showing how it is done.
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