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04-29-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By kalash74

Anti-theft binder bolt

Well...the bolt from timbiketu didn't work out. Too flimsy, snapped in half.

Back to square one. Any ideas? Atomic22 looks interesting, but they are based in England, I think.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,718
Posted By kalash74

Waterproof saddle cover for Brooks B67

What do you guys use? Plastic grocery bag? Something like this?
...
04-01-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By kalash74

How to attach Crane Suzu bell to stem?

https://www.amazon.com/Crane-Suzue-Brass-Lever-22-26mm/dp/B001MS2KHA

Any idea how to attach this bell to a stem?
Forum: Commuting
03-29-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,831
Posted By kalash74

Bike helmet that is lightweight, practical, and looks good

I need a bike helmet. I've been riding around without one, and it's a risk everyday. Anyway, I'm having trouble wading through all the choices. I want something that is relatively lightweight and...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By kalash74

I live in Jersey City. NYC metro area. So, yes,...

I live in Jersey City. NYC metro area. So, yes, bike theft is a problem. (It's a bit less of a problem on this side of the Hudson--I see bikes locked up all the time with measly chains from Home...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By kalash74

Frame-mounted leather U-lock holster?

Does anyone know of a U-lock holster that can be hung from the top tube? My preference is for a traditional one made out of leather to complement my Tourbon frame carry handle:

Tourbon Bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By kalash74

Lightweight, waterproof panniers for all-around use?

Looking for a pair of panniers that I can use for commuting, carrying groceries, etc. If possible, I'd like to leave them permanently on my bike so they are always ready to go. I'd also like them to...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By kalash74

Ortlieb Sport City rear panniers - how to secure against theft?

If I understand correctly, the City rear panniers utilize the QL1 system. The cables that Ortlieb sells are advertised as being designed for the QL2 system. Will they work with the City panniers? ...
03-09-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By kalash74

Anti-theft binder bolt for 80s Bridgestone?

Anyone know if this bolt

https://www.timbiketu.com/products/anti-theft-seat-post-binder-bolt

will fit a 1986 Bridgestone MB-1? The inner diameter of the integrated seat collar on the bike is...
02-26-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,740
Posted By kalash74

That's a really nice looking rack (and bike) you...

That's a really nice looking rack (and bike) you got there.

I think I've narrowed it down to the Velo Orange Campeur, Nitto Campee R20, or Nitto Big Rack R33 or R32.

Anyone know how the R33...
02-23-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,740
Posted By kalash74

I actually have this Blackburn rack. It came...

I actually have this Blackburn rack. It came with the bike when I bought it. I will probably use it for now...but I'm looking for something in silver alloy, with a bit more classic lines (think...
02-22-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,740
Posted By kalash74

Favorite rear rack for commuting, touring with classic styling?

Tried to make a Linus rack work but didn't fit. I like the look and classic styling, but the 26" version won't fit over my rear fender. Any suggestions for another option? I'd like to be able to...
02-19-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By kalash74

Rear tail light placement on fender

Guys,

I'm getting ready to install my Busch and Muller Secula Plus on my VO 60mm fender (26" wheels). Any suggestions for placement? I was planning to install it a couple inches above the rear...
02-18-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By kalash74

B67 saddle: aged or non-aged?

I'm looking at picking up a B67 for my daily rider. I will be using it for short commutes around town. Maybe eventually longer rides. Anyway, I was wondering if I should go with the B67 aged or...
02-18-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By kalash74

Right now, there is about 5mm or so of clearance...

Right now, there is about 5mm or so of clearance between the top of the tire and the front portion of the fender. It's really hard to see between the tire and the underside of the front portion of...
02-18-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By kalash74

Nitto M12 lamp bracket for Cyo Premium headlight

It's my understanding that the Nitto M12 front rack has a braze-on for a light mount. Anyone know of an appropriate headlight bracket?
02-18-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By kalash74

Front fork fender clearance

I am having some clearance issues at the fork crown with the front fender. Out of curiosity, would filing 1-2mm from the bottom of the crown affect structural integrity? It doesn't seem like an...
02-12-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,797
Posted By kalash74

How to drill hole in rear fender for light?

Any suggestions for how to make a clean hole in my rear fender without messing things up (drill bit walking all over the place, etc.)? Anyone have a link on how to do this?
02-08-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By kalash74

Standard sizes for saddle bolts and binder bolts?

I'm looking at picking up some of these security bolts from bicyclebolts.com. Anyone know if there is a standard size for the saddle and binder bolts?

Bicycle Bolts | Bicycle Security, Locking...
02-08-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,228
Posted By kalash74

Rim width - how to measure?

Can someone educate me on which rim width is most commonly referred to? If someone says, "X brand of tire measures 44 mm wide on a 20 mm rim," do they usually mean the internal width inside the rim?...
02-04-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By kalash74

Lepper Concorde Saddle 800

Does anyone know anything about this saddle?

Lepper Concorde 800 Man Natural Lovelybikes.com (http://www.lovelybikes.com/lepper-concorde-800-man-natural.html)

How do they compare to a Brooks? ...
02-04-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By kalash74

Here is the thread I mentioned in my original...

Here is the thread I mentioned in my original post:

http://www.bikeforums.net/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=19351251

Looks like the OP used springs off a cheapo saddle from Walmart to make the...
02-01-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By kalash74

Switching out springs on Brooks saddle for lighter weight springs

I saw a thread a while back about doing this. Has anyone tried it? The springs on the new b66/b67 line seem to be a bit heavier gauge than the older ones, perhaps heavier than the b73. I once...
01-29-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By kalash74

Derailleur adjustment question - no barrel adjuster in front

Any tips on setting up a front derailleur with no way of adjusting tension? There is no barrel adjuster that I can see. Derailleur is a Shimano Z-204GS on a 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. Also, I can't...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,682
Posted By kalash74

I actually had the NCX suspension seatpost from...

I actually had the NCX suspension seatpost from Suntour. Never got a chance to try it, because my seatpost diameter is not standard (26.8mm).

With regard to sprung saddles, does anyone know if...
01-08-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By kalash74

Cantilever brakes - what do I need to know?

Does anyone have suggestions for getting the cantilever brakes on my 1986 Bridgestone to work optimally? I need a new straddle wire in front, but was wondering if should ditch the whole straddle...
01-08-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By kalash74

Vintage MTB cantilever brake setup - need help

Trying to set up the brakes on my 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. From what little I know of cantilever brakes, I should:
1) Start with the straddle wire at about a 45 degree angle
2) Bring the arms so they...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,682
Posted By kalash74

Best shock-absorbing saddle: sprung saddle vs saddle with elastomers

Does anyone happen to know how effective modern comfy saddles like this one
Ellipse Relaxed | Selle Royal (http://www.selleroyal.com/en/ellipse-relaxed)

compare to a traditional, Brooks-style...
12-27-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By kalash74

Sorry the pics didn't work. Just fixed it above....

Sorry the pics didn't work. Just fixed it above. I'll leave aside the conversation about the proper use of 'gift' and return to my original question: Will the wire rubbing against the kickstand...
12-25-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By kalash74

VO Copenhagen dual leg stand and shifter cable

Someone gifted me a VO Copenhagen dual leg stand for Christmas. I notice that when I mount it, the shifter cable for my rear derailleur rubs on the bottom of the stand so that it now travels at an...
12-24-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By kalash74

Brake cable lubrication/installation

I'm installing brake cables for the first time (cantilever brakes). Can someone school me on lubrication? Also, is it necessary to file the cable housing ends and open the hole using an awl? I...
12-22-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,799
Posted By kalash74

Does anyone make an aluminum basket, or something...

Does anyone make an aluminum basket, or something more minimalist like the VO Six Pack Rack?
VO Six Pack Rack (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-6-pack-rack.html)

I've never been a huge...
12-20-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,799
Posted By kalash74

Lightweight front rack / basket suggestions for cantilever brakes

I'm looking for a front rack / basket setup that will work in tandem with my Busch and Miller Cyo T Premium dynamo front light. Bike is a vintage 1980s Bridgestone with cantilever brakes.


The...
12-12-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
Posted By kalash74

So the 23 tooth Shimano cog is compatible with...

So the 23 tooth Shimano cog is compatible with 3/32"? Bike in question is a Linus Dutchi 3--the front chainring is likely compatible with 3/32, right? The original chain looks like a 3/32" but I...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,541
Posted By kalash74

The backpack in question something about this...

The backpack in question something about this size:

https://www.rei.com/product/878463/osprey-escapist-32-pack

I'm also looking for a similar solution for my wife, so she can carry a large...
12-11-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
Posted By kalash74

Apparently, this is the chain that Shimano...

Apparently, this is the chain that Shimano recommends:

NEW Shimano Nexus CN-NX10 Silver Chain Single Speed Fixie IGH Internal Gear Hub | eBay...
12-11-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,780
Posted By kalash74

Upgrading Nexus 3 to large cog and new chain

Any links to a large (such as 24 tooth) cog for a Nexus 3 speed hub? Also, what's the best chain for a Nexus 3 speed bike? It says that it is compatible with 3/32" or 1/8". Which should I go with?
Forum: Commuting
12-11-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,541
Posted By kalash74

Attaching large backpack to rear rack?

Any suggestions for a bungee net of some sort to attach a backpack to a rear rack? The backpack is significantly wider than the rear rack, which is this one here...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By kalash74

Where did you order it from? Lately I've been...

Where did you order it from? Lately I've been ordering from the website I linked above, and from Germany for other bike parts. Oddly enough, the Yepp costs about 2x as much here in the US. Same...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By kalash74

Any idea if the Steco safety rear carriers have...

Any idea if the Steco safety rear carriers have the EasyFit window?
Home / Branded Bicycle Parts / Steco / Steco Luggage Carrier / Steco Luggage Carrier 24 Inch / Steco Power Safety Pannier Rack...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By kalash74

Bobike / Yepp Junior - detachable rear seat for kids?

Does anyone know of a solution for a pannier setup when not transporting kids? Specifically, I'm looking for a rear seat for my daughter (age 6), and am trying to decide between the Bobike and Yepp...
12-06-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,730
Posted By kalash74

Is 7.3mm wide enough? Or should I try to find a...

Is 7.3mm wide enough? Or should I try to find a wider chain?
12-05-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,730
Posted By kalash74

Well, I ordered the Z33 chain from amazon ...

Well, I ordered the Z33 chain from amazon
https://www.amazon.com/KMC-Chain-Speed-Nickel-Plated/dp/B000AYFRUE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1480984130&sr=8-2&keywords=z33+chain

but when I...
12-04-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By kalash74

I was thinking about pulling the trigger on this...

I was thinking about pulling the trigger on this one, but it doesn't quite have the classic look.

I'm not sure I want to spend $60 on the IRD given that I've heard negative stuff about it. Kind...
12-03-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By kalash74

Classic looking 5-6 speed freewheel?

I'm thinking about replacing the 5 speed Suntour freewheel on my '86 Bridgestone MB-2. Going for a classic city bike build with Velo Orange fenders, cables, and North Road bars. I'm getting a lot...
12-02-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By kalash74

The stock Suntour freewheel is extremely noisy,...

The stock Suntour freewheel is extremely noisy, esp. during shifting. I know nothing about this stuff, but I keep hearing that the hyperglide freewheels from Shimano are reliable and quiet. I was...
12-02-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By kalash74

Upgrading / replacing my 5 spd freewheel

Is it possible to upgrade/replace the 5 spd Suntour freewheel on my 1986 Bridgestone MTB with something like this?
http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/370/images/large/fw628.jpg

I'll have to check,...
12-02-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,470
Posted By kalash74

It looks like I would have the exact same...

It looks like I would have the exact same clearance issue, unless I flipped the pads around backwards. The problem for me is that I'm running 55mm Big Apples. So I don't think I could remove my...
12-02-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,470
Posted By kalash74

The issue isn't the thickness of the pads but...

The issue isn't the thickness of the pads but rather the length in the rear on the front brake. If the trailing end of the pad is too long, it will prevent the cantilevers from fully opening to...
12-01-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,470
Posted By kalash74

Does anyone have a measurement on the Eagle 2...

Does anyone have a measurement on the Eagle 2 pads? I just measured the clearance between the rear portion of the smooth stud and the front fork, and I only have about 1" of space. So if the...
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