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Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the...

Thx. I owned a Trek Interchange style bag in the past and it kept falling off the rack when I hit bumps.
07-03-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By michaelm101

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a...

From 15 feet while pedaling at top speed? I was a marksman at a very young age, but you my friend, have a very special talent!

Just make sure to maintain your ammo supply, particularly in the...
07-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed. But if this product did not exist...

Agreed. But if this product did not exist anywhere, I for one, would most likely not be interested and would not have posted.

I contacted the manufacturer and look forward to a reply. I will post...
07-02-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and...

Yes, it's an old thread, but I've searched and have not yet read a definitive answer.
I simply want the truth.

There are centuries-old questions that humans still ponder...
07-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By michaelm101

Anybody weighed equal lengths?

Indeed, the videomaker weighed the rolls right out of the box and perhaps they were the exact same length-- I have not contacted the company about this.

I have used these liners for over a decade...
07-01-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks for the info. That's marketing for ya...I...

Thanks for the info. That's marketing for ya...I think there's brand out there that's formulated specifically for Bigfoot/Sasquatch species...

--I don't see much of a difference between a 150lb...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By michaelm101

Great idea! Thx...

Great idea! Thx...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. That's a nice waterproof bag, but I...

Thx. That's a nice waterproof bag, but I contacted Ortlieb and they advised against it for this rack, as well as for my Topeak racks...
I examined the Ortlieb Rack Loc video and it appears the...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By michaelm101

Rear Trunk Bag for Narrow Cargo Rack

I have a nifty little rack for my roadie; a 'Bontrager Backrack Lightweight' that mounts using the rear skewer.

I realize that this is an "Interchange" type rack that can mount Trek/Bontrager's...
06-25-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By michaelm101

Small Elastic Straps to Mount Can of Mace on Top Tube or Handlebars?

Animal lover here, but yes, I now must carry a can of this stuff because I sometimes ride through areas where irresponsible pet owners reside...

Anybody know where I can get those little silicone-...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By michaelm101

$8.99??? Seriously? Does this light actually...

$8.99??? Seriously? Does this light actually illuminate the road ahead or is it a light to simply be seen by motor vehicles? Thx!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks very much for your detailed and well...

Thanks very much for your detailed and well informed response. I'm gonna check out that link you sent...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By michaelm101

B & M Ixon Core and/or Space Users : Non Offensive to Oncoming Vehicles?

Are these lights bright and truly non-offensive to oncoming vehicles?

I have several lights from Cyclolite, Niterider, L & M, etc and every time I check and see what they look like from the...
06-21-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By michaelm101

Narrow Cassette with Long Cage Derailleur Help

What is the most narrow range (9-spd) cassette that can be effectively used with a long cage derailleur & triple crankset (48/36/26)?
Thanks in advance!
06-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. There was no noise prior to me replacing the...

Thx. There was no noise prior to me replacing the front ring with a narrow/wide and removing the bash guard. My initial issue was chain drop getting stuck in the bash guard.

I was advised to check...
06-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By michaelm101

1) The crank is an OEM dedicated single crank, 2)...

1) The crank is an OEM dedicated single crank, 2) the chain and chainring are new, 3) I have inserted a 4mm washer taking the place (width) of the outer bash guard.
06-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By michaelm101

Have not. To be frank, I've adjusted many of my...

Have not. To be frank, I've adjusted many of my bikes, but have never touched the B screw. It's time I learn about it...
Will get back. Thx.
06-19-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By michaelm101

Is some noise on 2 lowest cogs acceptable/normal for 1 x 9?

Been using this bike for utility in the flats so I don't even remember being in the two low gears.

Anyhow, I yanked off the bash guard and am now running just a narrow/wide 38T ring up front.
I...
06-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Ok, the new single ring is mounted directly with no guard.

Ok. I mounted the single ring directly onto the spider with 4mm (inside width) ring bolts and all is fine. Re- indexed and all gears shift fine, but get some noise on the two biggest cogs.
I'm...
06-13-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks, all! I'm expecting some short/single...

Thanks, all! I'm expecting some short/single gear CR bolts, in addition to the special tool.
I'm gonna try and install the ring w/o the guard. Will report back...
06-13-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

The holes are exactly the same diameter and not...

The holes are exactly the same diameter and not countersunk. Only difference is in the thickness.
Indeed, if things defy laws of physics, then they must also defy laws of math.
Hoping this all...
06-13-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

1) Oddly, I was able to loosen and remove the old...

1) Oddly, I was able to loosen and remove the old chainring without the proverbial special bike tool.
2) The "three piece thing" consists of: Piece #1-Outer chainring guard, Piece#2- Chainring, and...
06-12-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Excerpted from OP: 1) Replacing front ring...

Excerpted from OP:

1) Replacing front ring on my 1 x 9. There is a chain guard.

2) Old ring is 2.5mm thickness (and, when mounted it is tight with no play), I can ride the bike. New ring is 4mm...
06-12-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

The outer bolt goes through the holes in both...

The outer bolt goes through the holes in both CRs. The holes in the CRs are the same size...
The only difference is the new ring it about twice as thick as the old one...
06-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

I'm thinking of mounting without guard, but I...

I'm thinking of mounting without guard, but I will need new bolts and then the chainline will also be off..

Is there some sort of washer width equation for this?

The thickness of outer guard...
06-12-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Pics

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The new ring with guards...
06-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Yes, I used the original washers... thick ones...

Yes, I used the original washers... thick ones on the inside of the inside guard, thin ones on the inside of the outside guard...
06-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

Exactly the same size hole as the original and no...

Exactly the same size hole as the original and no counterboring...
06-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By michaelm101

This Defies Laws of Physics. Can Anyone Explain Chainring Bolt Dilemma?

I removed the original chainring and guard (2 piece with 4 bolts, each with a thick washer inside the inner guard, and a thin one inside the outer guard) from a 1x9 bike I have, to replace the chain...
06-08-19, 06:56 PM
06-08-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By michaelm101

Thx. I've read elsewhere that the 11s will work,...

Thx. I've read elsewhere that the 11s will work, but not optimally (according to Shimano). There is an 11 Ultegra nearby on Clist...
06-08-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By michaelm101

Why the Difficulty in Finding 10spd, 110BCD Ultegra or Dura Ace Crankset in 172.5?

Been searching for months to replace the debonded like-new, FSA K-Force crankset on my 06, all DA Roubaix Pro.
This beautiful bike has been just hanging on the wall since I bought it months ago......
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By michaelm101

Clickstand...

"Made to measure"-- does this man I'll need one for every bike?
I see plenty of images of these gizmos holding bikes upright, being used as clothes lines, etc., but none of how the Clickstand is...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By michaelm101

I use an ipad most of the time and indeed, wind...

I use an ipad most of the time and indeed, wind can be an issue as the ipad basically acts as a sail...

So, your recommendation is a double-legged, center-mount kickstand, with the front wheel...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By michaelm101

I've read that center stands are good for front...

I've read that center stands are good for front loaded and fully loaded (front & rear) bikes. They can be problematic with rear-only loaded bikes as the uneven weight will lift the front wheel off...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By michaelm101

Please Help! Need Rear Mount Kickstand for Rear Loaded Disc Bike

My utility bike hauls rear panniers filled with tennis balls so it's relatively weighty, but I've managed without a kickstand.

I can deal with leaning the bike on objects, but I really need a...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks for your post. I already converted my...

Thanks for your post. I already converted my Cdale T2000 to flat bar. After being injured in a high speed car wreck, I converted all my bikes...About index vs friction---I'm not in a hurry anymore...
Forum: Touring
05-12-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelm101

Generally speaking, I understand your point....

Generally speaking, I understand your point. However, it was around 2013/14---IMHO, an old (2000) touring bike in a "bad" neighborhood doesn't necessarily mean that it's stolen. In addition to...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelm101

Won't I need to replace the chainrings on the...

Won't I need to replace the chainrings on the crankset to accommodate the thinner chain? or, if that's not feasible, replace the whole crankset? Incidentally, I think this bike originally came with 9...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelm101

9 spd friction should work with 8 speed drivetrain???

Thanks, all. I'd like to leave the option open to perhaps, in the future, convert this 8spd bike (one I'd never sell, a 2000' Cdale T2000) to 9 spd. So, if I installed 9 speed friction...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelm101

Dura-Ace w/ Thumbies Comparison to Microshift & Sunrace Friction Style Shifters?

I have grown to love my Dura Ace bar-end conversion to Paul Thumbies during my drop to flat bar swap.

I'm thinking of doing the same on another bike. Can anyone comment on the current friction...
05-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By michaelm101

Hi there and sure, I'd take you up on your...

Hi there and sure, I'd take you up on your generous proposition. Just let me know what to do...
My email addy is: michaelm101@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for your attention!
05-05-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By michaelm101

Thanks. I discovered that HT2 compatible cranks...

Thanks. I discovered that HT2 compatible cranks will fit my MegaExo BB. Indeed, I've checked Ebay for the cool looking silver/black Dura Ace model 7900 cranksets and the compact 50/34s are few and...
05-04-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By michaelm101

Bottom Bracket / Crankset Compatibility Help Needed

About 3 months ago, I bought a like-new condition 2006 Specialized Roubaix Pro that belonged to a good friendís late father. I think this was one of their top line carbon models outfitted with Dura...
05-04-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By michaelm101

Recess

Thanks for that info. I just checked two of my bikes and the recess is non-existent...just flat with grippy edges.
05-02-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By michaelm101

I replaced the front with a Spyke a month ago and...

I replaced the front with a Spyke a month ago and I can't be happier about my braking performance... :-)
05-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By michaelm101

Agreed, but I now have much more patience (most...

Agreed, but I now have much more patience (most particularly in equalizing the threaded axle / dropout spacing). My father demonstrated the job when I was a child back in the early 70s.
I tried it,...
05-01-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By michaelm101

Tiny Bit of Play in Rear Wheel

I recently experienced a broken skewer which left me unable to ride back home. Fortunately, I was relatively nearby.
Anyhow, it broke in the threaded area at the hinged end. It is on my ...
04-29-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By michaelm101

Quality Mesh & Leather Padded Gloves: Where to find?

I love the pair of black-mesh padded-leather weightlifting gloves that I purchased from Big-5 over five years ago. They were comfortable, well ventilated and didn't interfere with my phone/touch pad...
Forum: For Sale
04-17-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By michaelm101

Hi- Is this still for sale? I have the exact...

Hi- Is this still for sale?
I have the exact same crankset that has less than 300 mi, but the left crank experienced de-bonding from the carbon /alu. I hear it's pretty common.
I'd be willing to...
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