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04-15-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By mornview

Looking for a threadless stem that meets these criteria

Hi all,

I'm looking for a threadless stem (1 1/8 steerer), in chrome or silver, with a 25.4 handlebar clamp diameter and a very short reach (no greater than 50 mm, preferably even shorter if...
03-06-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By mornview

Any relatively cheap 650B rims compatible with rim brakes?

Hi all, looking to build a 650B wheelset for my next project, however I'm noticing most of the rims in this category have a pretty hefty price tag. I'm used to working with 26 and 700c wheels where...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By mornview

What qualities do you look for in bar tape?

I've been riding for ages but never used bar tape. There are a bewildering amount of options out there, but since getting something that will be comfortable after 100 miles in the saddle is...
11-30-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,351
Posted By mornview

Sweet looking bike, what is it?

Sweet looking bike, what is it?
09-03-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Oh yeah, I'm sure they function fine, and at this...

Oh yeah, I'm sure they function fine, and at this point that's all I need. But I'd like something heavier duty than plastic, and chrome is always nice ☺️
09-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Thanks. Of all the explanations in this thread...

Thanks. Of all the explanations in this thread of the evolution in spacing over the years, this is the one that clicked for me. Thank you!
09-03-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Ah, I can see them now in the high resolution...

Ah, I can see them now in the high resolution picture you attached (they weren't clear in the eBay ad). I think I'll grab a pair of these until I can get a good deal on something a little nicer. ...
09-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

It's difficult to tell from the picture but it...

It's difficult to tell from the picture but it looks like that's index-only, no option for friction. I'd love to be wrong though because that's a great price.
09-03-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Hmm, I thought the spacing only changes once you...

Hmm, I thought the spacing only changes once you reach 9 speeds and up. My chain is 6/7/8 speed compatible, and I'm running a 6 speed setup on my other bike with a rapid fire 7 speed shifter no...
09-03-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Oh and I'm willing to forego rapid fire shifting...

Oh and I'm willing to forego rapid fire shifting for this project. Would be cool to switch from friction to rapid fire indexed but not necessary. I generally prefer riding friction, however there...
09-03-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By mornview

Thumb shifters that can toggle between friction and indexed?

Hi, I'm running a six speed freewheel and would like a thumb shifter that can toggle between indexed and friction; just wondering what my options are. My rear derailleur is a Shimano Altus.

I...
08-29-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By mornview

Ah, brilliant! I've used coaster brakes the...

Ah, brilliant! I've used coaster brakes the majority of journey biking but used an occasional rim brake and never quite liked the reach to the lever. Just never felt natural. I think I'll be using...
08-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By mornview

I mean I can tell just by looking at it it limits...

I mean I can tell just by looking at it it limits lever travel. I guess I'm just asking for what purpose would one want to limit that when you could just adjust the barrel adjuster?
08-29-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By mornview

What purpose does this screw serve on my brake levers?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200829_184603_251ed43cc996085c22f1e6abe8a57b43375cf536.jpg

Sorry, probably a really basic answer but I couldn't find a way to...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By mornview

Thanks, I forgot to mention my riding style. I...

Thanks, I forgot to mention my riding style. I do exclusively road touring, nothing off road at this time. That Axiom rack looks like a perfect solution; just need to find a cheaper solution for...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By mornview

Looking for a utilitarian front rack set-up

I currently have a Bontrager BackRack Deluxe rack with a pair of Banjo Brothers Waterproof panniers. Altogether this set-up cost just a bit over $150 but has been ultra-dependable, serving me well...
06-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By mornview

Options for bolt-on disc front hub?

Not sure if this is the right sub-forum but it seemed the most appropriate.

Anyways I'm looking for a bolt-on (non quick release) disc brake front hub. Trying to Google such a thing is proving...
06-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mornview

Nope, still in the earlier stages of the build...

Nope, still in the earlier stages of the build for this bike; nowhere near ridable yet. Just saw something that seemed potentially problematic and wanted to nip it in the bud if I was doing...
06-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mornview

Okay, that's all I needed was confirmation that...

Okay, that's all I needed was confirmation that this is the norm. I have two different bikes with these bosses and came up with the same results. As Tektro is pretty ubiquitous I figured it wasn't...
06-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mornview

But the bolt doesn't actually apply any force on...

But the bolt doesn't actually apply any force on the brake arm. And there is some forward/backwards play in the brake arm as a result. I assume some of this is minimized once the cable is secured...
06-11-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By mornview

1mm gap between v-brake arms and mounting bolt.

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Please bear with me if this is obvious as I am new to v-brakes.
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06-11-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By mornview

I have this same tool and love it. This might...

I have this same tool and love it. This might sound obvious, but have you unthreaded the handle as far as it can go? That got me early on.
06-07-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By mornview

Sorry for all the questions, I'm relatively new...

Sorry for all the questions, I'm relatively new to rim brakes ☺️. Any recommendations on replacement pads?
06-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By mornview

Perfect, thank you for your recommendation! How...

Perfect, thank you for your recommendation! How have the brakes performed for you?
06-07-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By mornview

Could you give some examples of wide profile...

Could you give some examples of wide profile canti's to get me started?

I have very little experience with rim brakes; I've used coaster brakes on all my prior commuters but I want to give this a...
06-07-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By mornview

V-brakes that can clear 65mm fenders?

Hi all,

I got a 90's Kona HumuHumu frame second hand. It has brake bosses; not sure if it ran canti's or v-brakes originally but it should be fine to run either.

I'm planning to run some 26 x...
04-02-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By mornview

Sorry, I should've specified that - hitch mount...

Sorry, I should've specified that - hitch mount would be ideal. I've actually been looking at quite a few from Thule; any idea what model you have?
04-01-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By mornview

Bike car rack for a pair of cruisers

Hi,

I'm looking for a car rack to haul a pair of old cruisers. This would either be a pair of old Chicago made (ie, heavy) Schwinn cantilever-frame men's cruisers, or a combination of a men and...
11-10-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

My bad, I forgot to mention this in the initial...

My bad, I forgot to mention this in the initial post, but the reason for wanting horizontal dropouts is that I run both fixed wheels and coaster brake wheels.
11-10-19, 03:56 PM
11-07-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

Definitely looks promising and old Treks are...

Definitely looks promising and old Treks are pretty common in Wisconsin. I'll keep my eyes out. Thanks for the heads up; I came across the 620 recently and it looks just a little too narrow of a...
11-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

It just shy of 40 pounds. Not impossible to deal...

It just shy of 40 pounds. Not impossible to deal with at all, but shedding 10 pounds would really make life more enjoyable. Plus I'm just a sucker for the ride feel of chromoly.
11-07-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

Hmm, I've always kind of felt Electra's are...

Hmm, I've always kind of felt Electra's are overpriced for what they are. But that Paperboy is pretty cool. Finding one might be difficult, but I've been considering trying to find a modern Jamis...
11-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

Just by looking up a number of those bikes and...

Just by looking up a number of those bikes and eyeballing it it would appear much of the added length in wheelbase for most of the frames is from fork rake rather than chainstay length. I still...
11-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

Thanks for all the suggestions, there's some...

Thanks for all the suggestions, there's some really good stuff here.

The Pashley looks about perfect. The only two things glaring at me are that it doesn't look like there's much BB drop (just...
11-04-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By mornview

Looking for a light-weight frame with loooooong (43 inch) wheelbase

Hi all, I might post this in the Classic & Vintage subforum as well, but I figured this subforum has a particular interest in horizontal dropouts.

Basically, I love my old 1960's single speed...
10-01-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By mornview

Can anyone ID these fenders?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/940x627/mercier_kilo_wt_aerophatty_3544_20_99187d63fea25b819b49ffa90a2bafcd0b5a1fe9.jpg

Would like to get set of these for my Kilo. The poster...
11-26-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By mornview

Hi all, Thanks for all of the input. ...

Hi all,

Thanks for all of the input.

One oversight on my part was to mention that we live in a small apartment without sufficient room to have 4 bikes at the ready at any given time.

Both...
11-25-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By mornview

Studded tire solutions for early phases of winter?

Hi,

My wife and I have been commuting here in Wisconsin the past four years and winter commuting is a blast with studded tires.

However, in Wisconsin, especially at the start and tail end of...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By mornview

Looking for a bike camera/black box

Hi, I am looking to see if anyone has any recommendations on a good bike camera/black box to capture footage of motorists in the event of a collision/road misconduct. I am aware of the Ride Eye and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By mornview

Just curious which Schwalbe tires those are ......

Just curious which Schwalbe tires those are ... Marathons?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By mornview

Thanks to all for the replies. Dahon's website...

Thanks to all for the replies. Dahon's website lists the Speed Uno under their "Archives" section and the company does not list the bike amongst their current offerings on their website. I know I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By mornview

Looking for 20" chromoly frame with horizontal dropouts

Hi all,

I've tried to research this independently pretty thoroughly; just want to see if there are any options I'm missing.

I'm looking for a folding bike frame that takes 20" wheels, chromoly...
07-09-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By mornview

Options for replacing EC35 threaded headset on Ross Diamond Cruiser

Hi all, I recently picked up a Ross Diamond Cruiser frame with plans to make it into a daily commuter. The original headset might still be servicable, but when it comes to threaded headsets, I...
04-28-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By mornview

Will do! You don't have to ask me twice to post...

Will do! You don't have to ask me twice to post pictures of my builds. I'm hoping to have the whole build finished some time next week; pictures will follow.
04-24-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By mornview

Sorry for the late reply; life got hectic for a...

Sorry for the late reply; life got hectic for a bit.

Anyways, thank you all for your input. I know this is a subject that gets beat to death here, but somehow I just could not answer my question...
04-17-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By mornview

I'm planning on using a dynamo hub at least for...

I'm planning on using a dynamo hub at least for my winter commuter. For my spring/summer/fall commuter a sidewall dynamo seems to make a lot of sense, but I'll need to weigh the pros against the...
04-17-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By mornview

Yeah, even before posting this thread my research...

Yeah, even before posting this thread my research had led me to believe the B&M Cyo T was going to be the way to go. Would it be possible to power this light with a bottle/sidewall generator? If...
04-16-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By mornview

Need help finding a dynamo equivalent to my current set-up

I have been running a 305 lumen USB-rechargable front light (the Serfas 305, to be exact) for a number of years and have been happy with the light it provides, but I would really like to make the...
09-08-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By mornview

Adjusting the amount of teeth on the chain is...

Adjusting the amount of teeth on the chain is just something I've accepted I'll have to deal with. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

I'm pretty set on this gearing, though. 66 gear...
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