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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Cablestein

Can these things cause lower back pain?

My bikes are typically 58cm, and I'm usually comfortable on them. This summer I road a 30 year old road bike every day as an inner-city commuter, probably the most time I've ever spent on a road...
06-03-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Cablestein

Number of bearings for Formula track hub

I have a Fuji Track from 2008, with Formula hubs (32H I believe).

I am re-packing the hub bearings. In the rear, when I opened it up, I'm pretty sure one side had an extra bearing or the other...
05-27-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Cablestein

Anyone heard of Crown Olympic?

Anyone heard of Crown?

Here's one for sale...
http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/2405177636.html

And another...
http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=284139360

They look...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,465
Posted By Cablestein

MKS pedals: How often do you re-pack the bearings?

I bought some MKS Sylvan Touring pedals recently, and after the first week I started hearing 'clicking' sounds, so I re-packed the bearings. Then after a week I heard clicking, and re-packed them...
04-04-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,636
Posted By Cablestein

Ok spoke with SRAM on the phone and the guy said...

Ok spoke with SRAM on the phone and the guy said you CAN actually remove and replace the mounting bolt, you just have to get a good whack on it. It's just a press fit. I'll try it out and report back.
04-04-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,636
Posted By Cablestein

X.0 Rear Derailleur mounting bolt seized

Looks like things are happening all at once for my rig =(.

My SRAM rear derailleur main mounting bolt is having a problem. The mounting bolt is supposed to spin freely so you can actually mount...
04-04-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Cablestein

Thanks for all the tips guys. Another...

Thanks for all the tips guys.

Another solution is for SRAM to simply use good stainless steel parts. If it's too much of a base cost then maybe offer an upgraded parts kit for winter people? Like...
04-02-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Cablestein

Alternatives to Avid BB7?

Any good alternatives to SRAM Avid BB7's, in terms of mechanical disc brakes ????

I need to replace my rear BB7 module, and I wouldn't mind trying another brand to see if something is better....
12-13-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Cablestein

More durable twist shifters & X.0 break

Hi

QUESTION - Has there been, or will there be METAL twist shifters? I think I know the answer but thought I'd ask. I can only wish for a metal twist shifter, with durability like a Shimano...
07-28-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Cablestein

Another good source: ...

Another good source:
http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/products/sunglasses/index.htm

"As one of the last remaining "independent" sunglass companies in the world... our mission is simple - research,...
07-28-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Cablestein

Aha Giro has a line now: ...

Aha Giro has a line now:
http://www.giro.com/en-us/products/sunglasses/

Any actual cycling models, or is it just sports fashion stuff?
07-28-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Cablestein

Oakley is an alternative, but so expensive... for...

Oakley is an alternative, but so expensive... for what?
http://oakley.com

Another brand, Endura... any comments?
http://www.endura.co.uk/Dept.aspx?dept_id=138
07-28-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Cablestein

Alternatives to Ryders brand cycling sunglasses?

Hi

Ryders has some good sunglasses, with some great features that I really like... but for what I pay for I don't feel like their plastic frames are up to snuff. http://www.ryderseyewear.com
...
07-24-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Cablestein

I was listening to George Smitherman on the radio...

I was listening to George Smitherman on the radio last night. He's a candidate for mayor of Toronto. The things he said about bike infrastructure didn't sound too great!

He puts a nice-sounding...
07-24-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Cablestein

Bike-friendly communities in Canada

Hi,

Does Canada have any overtly bike-friendly communities? Where like half the population cycles and a lot of the transportation budget goes to cycle infrastructure?

For example, California...
04-17-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cablestein

Okay I found some standard metal cage pedals at a...

Okay I found some standard metal cage pedals at a local shop and they are the same length (width?) as my bmx platforms: about 110mm. Just rode with them on, the width is perfect. I'll put on the...
04-16-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cablestein

Wellgo large size pedals

Here's a list of the larger Wellgo platform/flat/cage pedals (which have clip/strap attachment points). There are other large Wellgo platform pedals but they are plastic and/or have no clip/strap...
04-15-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cablestein

Cage Pedals for Larger Feet

Does anyone have experience/knowledge/awareness with cage pedals with a larger footprint?

What I am looking for:
A cage pedal like this (http://www.nexternal.com/icycles/images/41517.jpg) or this...
07-17-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Cablestein

BOB Yak 2006 vs Yak of today

Hi

I am interested in a used bob yak from year 06. I wonder has there been any changes/updates to the Yak since then?

They don't change that often, but every 4-5 years possibly.

Cheers
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,445
Posted By Cablestein

Ahaaa forgot about that, a paint stripper! ...

Ahaaa forgot about that, a paint stripper!

Kind of don't want to use chemicals though.

How safe are they? Is there a lot of liquid in the end to dispose of?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,445
Posted By Cablestein

Sanding down paint on old frames

Hi

I have a couple of old steel road frames I'd like to re-paint. A friend has an air compressor and airbrush kit that he'll lend me.

I've started manually sanding one frame with 80 grit...
05-11-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Cablestein

9speed market share

How much of the bicycle market use 9speed components?

Does anyone see Shimano pushing 10speed for most groupsets anytime soon?

With bicycling growing in popularity every year, and more so for...
05-03-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Cablestein

I bought the FD but never installed it. Good...

I bought the FD but never installed it.

Good idea, about using it just as a general guide... although I feel like the chain may unnecessarily mangle it up.

The whole chain guide and bash ring...
05-03-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Cablestein

Thanks for the input I am indeed having...

Thanks for the input

I am indeed having chain skip problems. Mainly one problem that happens frequently. The chain falls off big ring, outwards. I haven't been able to consistently replicate it,...
05-03-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Cablestein

Half my riding has been in snow/slush/rain...

Half my riding has been in snow/slush/rain conditions (Toronto), there has been lots of grit.

I'm looking at the overall condition of all the teeth, they are all beginning to have a shark fin...
05-03-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Cablestein

Worn chainring?

I bought a brand new Shimano XT crankset about 8 months ago.

I've put about 5000 km's on the large 44t chainring (never used the other rings all this time).

The teeth are starting to look like...
11-14-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Cablestein

Disc Brake Covers - Shield against rain/mud

Has anyone seen these in the market?

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?

I've been searching online thoroughly without any sign of such a product... except for this:
...
03-10-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Cablestein

Brake levers: Hoods or mtb style?

I am having a tough time deciding what brake lever configuration I should setup on my new singlespeed bike.

What do other people do?

Traditionally I like riding on hoods, but I find they end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By Cablestein

Thanks for all the suggestions! Yea, hose...

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Yea, hose clamps wound be ugly but maybe I could find black one's, and maybe I can cover them with handlebar tape?

I'll give it a shot first because it'll only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By Cablestein

Alternative bar-end shifter positions

Anyone out there mounted barcon's using alternative means?

For example, using hose clamps to mount anywhere along a handlebar?

The shifters at the end of my drops get in the way of my knee's...
04-14-07, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Cablestein

Clipless: first impressions from a Powerstrap user

Just picked up some SPD pedals and shoes today (Shimano M520 pedals and Shimano MT51 shoes). Everything installed good. Everything fits well. Shoes are real comfy and fit well.

First ride:...
04-02-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,377
Posted By Cablestein

If I slide a computer sensor down the spoke, won't that change all data?

Hi,

I'm trying to wrap my head around how a cycle-computer sensor works.

After you set the computer up (inputting a number to classify your wheel), how does the computer take into account the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Cablestein

Geometry Q's: Fuji vs Trek

I'm looking to get a touring bike this spring and hopefully do a trip in Europe late summer. My past: long time MTB rider, switched to singlespeed road bike last year... love it (Fuji Track).

The...
08-29-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,053
Posted By Cablestein

Hood/brake clamp is loose: How do I tighten it?

My hood/brake assembly is loose (twists left and right), how do I tighten the clamp??? I can't fine a screw or bolt anywhere, I've taken all the near-by wrap off, and folded up the rubber hood cover....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cablestein

There's only one bolt.

There's only one bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cablestein

It sounds like it's coming from the clamp holding...

It sounds like it's coming from the clamp holding the handle bar to the stem.

When I apply massive pressure to the handle bar in the middle, ner the stem, no sound.

When I apply only mediocre...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By Cablestein

Stem creaking sound

There's unannoying creaking sound coming from my stem when I put weight on my hoods. It doesn't sound unsafe, so I just live with it so far, and try to be lighter on the arms.

But still, it's...
07-16-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Cablestein

Ok I got a Fuji Track. Went for the...

Ok I got a Fuji Track.

Went for the singlespeed hub side, and put brakes on it.

Man this thing is like greased lightning. Though the gear ratio is a little lighter than what I've been riding on...
07-14-06, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Cablestein

Would like to buy SS, many questions...

For the past 2 months I've been riding on only the highest gear on my mountain bike (which has modified smaller rings in the rear) because my rear derailleur cable snapped and I've been too lazy to...
11-27-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By Cablestein

Good tires for winter riding in the city

Are there any tires that are good for slush?

On city roads which have been plowed, the main part of the road is generally dry or wet, and regular bicycle tires are fine. But closer to the curb,...
09-15-04, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 651,908
Posted By Cablestein

I think U-locks should have been designed this...

I think U-locks should have been designed this way a long time ago:

http://alexfurs.asp-hosting.ca/images/lock.gif

And maybe you could make the key smaller, and then make the gap for the key...
09-15-04, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 651,908
Posted By Cablestein

I want to purchase a lock for my bike so I can...

I want to purchase a lock for my bike so I can commute with it. Now I just don't know.

I'm thinking more along the lines of an industrial padlock combined with heavy duty cable.
...
09-15-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 651,908
Posted By Cablestein

You made my day. Here I am in a cubicle in a...

You made my day. Here I am in a cubicle in a quiet office with 50 other people... I laughed out loud when I saw that sledge hammer and kept laughing.
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