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Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By taJai

Nah they work fine. I was just going to go road...

Nah they work fine. I was just going to go road bike style but maybe I should consider a TT setup for this so I don't let my fast teammates down! I actually have a tri saddle that came off the wife's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By taJai

Upgrade Wheelset Or Nah?

Hello. I have a 2009 Trek 2.1 that I purchased on Craigslist years ago and her name is Katniss:

https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2009/trek/21#/us/en/2009/trek/21/details

She has served me...
05-30-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

I didn't get around to notching the stops yet,...

I didn't get around to notching the stops yet, but here's a shot of the current setup on the way back from Yellow Springs Ohio. The bars were great! I didn't get numb hands much at all and wrapping...
05-22-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

That's a good idea.

That's a good idea.
05-22-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

Absolutely! I'll post up some pictures when I...

Absolutely! I'll post up some pictures when I drag it back out from the basement. Truthfully, I'm not sure where this bike will fit in with my riding. Frankly it rides like a truck and is rather...
05-22-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

I did. I was thinking the round base looked...

I did. I was thinking the round base looked bigger than the circular hole in the cable stop. That thread confirmed my suspicions. I do not have a drill press, so I might just try to widen the hole...
05-22-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

Man, my internet sleuthing skills suck today, I...

Man, my internet sleuthing skills suck today, I can't believe I missed all this information!



Same bike, same plan. I think this is the way I will go. I'll post exciting pictures when I'm...
05-22-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

I'm considering taking a dremel to the stops. I...

I'm considering taking a dremel to the stops. I don't want to mess up the frame. I went for a shakedown ride with the bars set up using downtube shifters. It's a bit of a reach but it's doable. Half...
05-22-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By taJai

Cable Stop Doesn't Fit

Hello. I have converted my 85 Schwinn Voyageur to Albatross style (Soma Oxford) bars as an experiment. I have the option to use bar ends or Sunrace thumbies. I think I'll go the thumb shifter route...
01-24-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,523
Posted By taJai

Yeah! Florence is like South Covington!

Yeah! Florence is like South Covington!
01-23-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,523
Posted By taJai

I love this! I wanted to try drops on my old...

I love this! I wanted to try drops on my old Giant ATX because I'd like the extra hand positions for rides longer than my commute, but was intimidated by the conversion. Now I'm feeling inspired...
12-19-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By taJai

That's a good lookin bike.

That's a good lookin bike.
07-15-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,695
Posted By taJai

Hi. How's this thing coming along? I have an 85...

Hi. How's this thing coming along? I have an 85 Voyageur I was considering converting to 700c but I think I'd be happier with the squish from some fat 650b tires. Part of me wanted to keep it stock...
03-18-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By taJai

Oh I forgot about the Jury. They don't have any...

Oh I forgot about the Jury. They don't have any in my size at the moment but they do have a Mercier Kilo WT that I didn't know existed. OPTIONS. I like em.
03-17-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By taJai

On-One Pompino?

So I have a decent rear wheel with 120mm spacing along with a bunch of other SS parts from a sw8 fixie conversion years ago and I'd like to hang them on a frame with some decent tire clearance for...
01-29-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,324
Posted By taJai

I just stopped by my LBS at lunch and they have a...

I just stopped by my LBS at lunch and they have a couple of these for sale:

http://www.blackburndesign.com/racks/rear-racks/local-deluxe-rack.html#.VquykbIrKUk

I think this may solve my issue...
01-28-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,324
Posted By taJai

It was suggested to me by RandomTandem above and...

It was suggested to me by RandomTandem above and others that I just use the existing hole that the fender mount is using but with a longer bolt and some spacers. It's not ideal but it has been...
10-14-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,324
Posted By taJai

Bumping this because I don't feel comfortable...

Bumping this because I don't feel comfortable spending $150 on a QR compatible (OMM) rack for my clunker, because it would fit my clunker only (26" wheels).

Many front racks I've been eyeing mount...
09-11-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,324
Posted By taJai

I like your style. I like that rack too.

I like your style. I like that rack too.
09-11-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,324
Posted By taJai

Front Rack Supported By Quick Release Axle? Suggestions?

Man I'm glad I found this corner of Bikeforums. I'd like to get some more utility out of my commuter (1992 Giant ATX 770) in the form of a front rack/basket. The only set of eyelets I have on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By taJai

I'm in the same boat. I've been riding an '09...

I'm in the same boat. I've been riding an '09 Craigslist Trek 2.1 for a couple years and want to upgrade, but it only makes sense (for my broke a$$ anyway) to only do it when stuff breaks. A new bike...
06-25-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

That's a rad bike simpleton.

That's a rad bike simpleton.
06-25-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

Babble Tuesday. Yeah maybe I'll just continue on...

Babble Tuesday. Yeah maybe I'll just continue on and finish it up. I have most of the parts that I need save for some cables and other small bits. If it doesn't work with the drops I could maybe set...
06-25-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

Sick bikes, I love this thread! I'm really...

Sick bikes, I love this thread!

I'm really trying to get my build going but I think the frame I was intending to use might be too big. Seat tube is 20" (Center to Top: "Top" is where top tube...
02-28-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

It would take some serious finesse, and a loooong...

It would take some serious finesse, and a loooong bolt for these a-3000's to fit on the bars I have, but I might pry the sticker/cap/whatever off the top and see what I can do with them. Bar ends...
02-25-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

That might just be the ticket to getting this...

That might just be the ticket to getting this thing on the road so I can find out if this bike is going to work out for me. They don't mention anything about band clamp size on Riv's website, but I...
02-25-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

Oh wow, I didn't get an email update about this...

Oh wow, I didn't get an email update about this thread until today. They were going to be used with a Deore LX RD from the early 90's, but it sounds like the spacing is a little off and the a-3000...
02-18-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

That is a sweet chart onespeed, thanks! It looks...

That is a sweet chart onespeed, thanks! It looks like I won't be able to use these after all. The hunt continues...
02-16-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

That's kind of what I was thinking but I've never...

That's kind of what I was thinking but I've never had thumbies before. Thanks for the info.
02-16-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By taJai

Suntour a-3000 Frictionable?

I bought some Suntour a (alpha I guess) 3000 thumbies from a dude off Craigslist to hopefully put on my drop bar mountain bike beater project. I read that they will only work with a Suntour cassette...
01-18-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

They look a lot like these: ...

They look a lot like these:

http://vintagenosbicycleparts.com/shop/en/cinelli/53-cinelli-altera-handlebar-nos.html

$80?! Maybe I should sell them!



I found a Nitto adaptor on Harris...
01-17-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

That's good to hear. I have a feeling I'll be...

That's good to hear. I have a feeling I'll be playing that game too.
01-17-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

I can't imagine he sells ANYTHING at those...

I can't imagine he sells ANYTHING at those prices, but what do I know. He's got some cool bikes, that's for sure.

Speaking of not knowing anything, can anyone who has used a threaded to threadless...
01-16-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By taJai

Well dang it. I might just look for a 1 1/8...

Well dang it. I might just look for a 1 1/8 threaded to threadless adapter then. Nashbar has one for cheap.
01-15-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By taJai

BTW, can I even use a 26mm drop bar with a...

BTW, can I even use a 26mm drop bar with a removable face stem even if it says it has a 25.4 clamp diameter?
01-15-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By taJai

That's what it sounds like to me as well. I was...

That's what it sounds like to me as well. I was just confused by the similar numbers. Thanks for the help everyone. I was going to try to keep this a low budget build modeled after some of the...
01-15-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By taJai

It is a threaded headset that seems to measure 1"...

It is a threaded headset that seems to measure 1" and some change (not quite 1 1/8 I don't think) at the lockring. I haven't taken the fork out to measure the steerer and I haven't had the headset...
01-15-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By taJai

MTB Quill Stem Measurements

I have a (93?) Giant ATX 770 that I'm attempting to convert to a drop bar do-it-all bike. I will need a taller/shorter stem. It came with a Kalloy Uno with 25.4 (1") stamped on it. So I search for a...
01-08-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,805,922
Posted By taJai

Yeah, I have a Giant ATX frame and random parts...

Yeah, I have a Giant ATX frame and random parts that seems similar to the frame in the SS version posted a few pages back but I don't know where to start! I need one of these in my life though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By taJai

Ah well. I guess I'll clean it up and sell it....

Ah well. I guess I'll clean it up and sell it. People are asking what I consider to be crackhead prices around here for old bikes, so maybe I'll get decent funding for the next bike (hopefully a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By taJai

The seat is back about as far as it will go and...

The seat is back about as far as it will go and it's a straight seat post. When I look down at the front axle it's quite a bit in front of the bar. I tried to get the crank arm horizontal in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By taJai

Does This Bike Fit Me/Can I Make It Fit?

I used to ride this Raleigh Alyeska around town a lot. Recently I've been riding, and was fitted to an '09 Trek 2.1 and now when I get on the Raleigh for slower rides it feels pretty uncomfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,143
Posted By taJai

I wish I had this sort of terrain at my disposal!...

I wish I had this sort of terrain at my disposal! If we did I would attempt to justify buying a 'cross bike. However, I do have an old mountain bike frame that will hopefully be my off the beaten...
09-12-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By taJai

Crap I thought I updated this. The bike shop...

Crap I thought I updated this.

The bike shop dude just wrapped a rag around the body of the Fixxer, put it in a bench vise and just wiggled it out using the rim for leverage. While this may seem...
09-06-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By taJai

It is indeed. The hollow 10mm bolt is out. I cut...

It is indeed. The hollow 10mm bolt is out. I cut myself on the threads trying to twist it off with my hand last night. I guess I'll just take it to the shop this weekend.

I found this...
09-05-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By taJai

That's the one! That shiny threaded alloy thingy...

That's the one! That shiny threaded alloy thingy that the axle goes through decided it would very much like to stay in the hub. I am unfamiliar with a "slide hammer", although I remember seeing them...
09-05-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By taJai

Ah thanks Scrod. Sorry about that. Yeah I...

Ah thanks Scrod. Sorry about that.

Yeah I was planning on taking it to a LBS but thought I'd post it up here and see if anybody had any experience with this thing.

BTW, the axle is out as is...
09-05-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By taJai

Surly Fixxer Removal?

I have an old mountain bike frame (92 ish Giant ATX 770) that I was considering converting to fixed a couple years ago. Im reconsidering because finding the magic ratio is a pain and I think Id...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By taJai

UPDATE So I bought this off Craigslist: ...

UPDATE

So I bought this off Craigslist:

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2009&Brand=Trek&Model=2.1+Triple&Type=bike

I know it's a Trek and they are pretty ubiquitous,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By taJai

I think that helps me too! I sit at a damn desk...

I think that helps me too! I sit at a damn desk all day and even if I practice good posture, by the end of the day it hurts. Being stretched out on the hoods of my bike though seems to help, with...
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