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02-07-19, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Ironfish653

I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at. ...

I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at.

$99 list price seems a little steep for a 6000-series bar, more like what you see for the lighter 7000-series bars.
$40 for an OE-branded aluminum...
02-07-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Ironfish653

Found this one @ TreeFort cycles; says it's a...

Found this one @ TreeFort cycles; says it's a 125 with a drop of 80

https://www.treefortbikes.com/Easton-EA50-Alloy-Road-Handlebar-318
02-06-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By Ironfish653

Seems to be a factory-made item, or it was...

Seems to be a factory-made item, or it was modified by someone with pretty good fabrication skills.
Going by the spread between the arms, it looks like the kind of rack landscapers use to carry line...
02-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Ironfish653

SRAM 8xx-series are good, the only real...

SRAM 8xx-series are good, the only real difference between them is silver or gray finish.

KMC Z-51 is a go to when i'm building a 5-7sp with a mix-n-match of modern and vintage stuff. Plus my...
02-03-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By Ironfish653

The RSX RD should have enough travel to do it,...

The RSX RD should have enough travel to do it, but i dont't know if a 10-sp chain will like riding on those 7/8-sp pulleys.

Also, if you go to 9- or 10-speed, the FD cage will be so wide, it'll...
02-03-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,322
Posted By Ironfish653

If you're talking about descending, then weight...

If you're talking about descending, then weight does play a factor. I'm going to go super-simple on the physics, so please don't pick it to death with whataboutism:

Since F=m*a, and a is...
02-02-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm aware of the different properties of steel vs...

I'm aware of the different properties of steel vs aluminum, and why we don't make aluminum springs. You can break anything. I've broken steel, (carbon and stainless) Aluminum, and Titanium. I guess...
02-02-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ironfish653

The 1997 Cannondale F-1000 and the 1976...

The 1997 Cannondale F-1000 and the 1976 'Techniart' Bridgestone in my garage would like to know what that finite life is.
The Dale is a retired XC racer, and 3x week commuter. The Bridgestone did...
02-02-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Ironfish653

Walmart bike would have been the ideal getaway...

Walmart bike would have been the ideal getaway vehicle. Just throw it away, and keep a couple of the $50s from the score to get a new one.

Of course, who's to know he wouldn't have snapped a...
02-01-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Ironfish653

Interesting mix of parts. Funky details on the...

Interesting mix of parts. Funky details on the frame, too. Early 'Dales are sure weird, even by early MTB standards.
01-31-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By Ironfish653

Well, if you're working on bikes from the 70's...

Well, if you're working on bikes from the 70's and 80's you need to use the appropriate level of tech.
01-31-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By Ironfish653

Back in post #16...

Back in post #16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) , 79pmooney says he has straps, Look Deltas and SPDs. He also rides a lot of fixed-gear, so keeping your feet on...
01-31-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Ironfish653

Since you already have bar-end shifters, the...

Since you already have bar-end shifters, the existing cables might be long enough to re-use. A lot of it depends on the exact dimensions of the bar you choose.
I'm pretty confident that the brake...
01-31-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 8,295
Posted By Ironfish653

Shimano makes a lot of components. From the...

Shimano makes a lot of components.
From the cheapest, like this TZ-31 ($12.99)

...
01-31-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By Ironfish653

Speaking of strawmen; Hotspots and numbness go...

Speaking of strawmen; Hotspots and numbness go pretty much to the shoes, not the pedals. That, and the way your feet fit in them. There are literally hundreds of clipless compatible shoes. I have a...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,305
Posted By Ironfish653

I'd probably go up the road a piece and make your...

I'd probably go up the road a piece and make your crossing at the powerline cut. There doesn't seem to be a proper trail but it's open ground all the way down to the river bank. One of the trails...
01-29-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Ironfish653

Make sure the hitch is as low as possible on your...

Make sure the hitch is as low as possible on your bike. All the pivots should move freely, but shouldn't have any slop in them. We have an Instep Pathfinder that required some 'massaging' of the...
01-29-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By Ironfish653

[/left] This is totally a...

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This is totally a 'your-mileage-may-vary' situation, But I find the SPD pedal lest me 'ride through' situations that might have had me put a foot off on flat pedals. A lot depends on your...
01-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,680
Posted By Ironfish653

Belt drive, IGH-8, and a Lefty. I like 'em...

Belt drive, IGH-8, and a Lefty. I like 'em weird.

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01-28-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Ironfish653

'88 Cannondale. Was probably a Suntour hub? ...

'88 Cannondale. Was probably a Suntour hub? IIRC, the Black Lightning had a custom Suntour group.

Are the broken parts silver or white? If they're white, it's probably a crack that's been there...
01-26-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,306
Posted By Ironfish653

Name and address ought to be sufficient for a...

Name and address ought to be sufficient for a traffic stop; they can probably get your DL photo to confirm if itís you. A passport card would be overkill, unless you regularly have run-ins with INS....
01-26-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ironfish653

Muscles are heavy. Moving weight takes energy. In...

Muscles are heavy. Moving weight takes energy. In endurance sports like running and cycling, carrying around muscles that arenít contributing to moving forward is just extra effort for no more...
01-24-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm not crazy about trainers, although I really...

I'm not crazy about trainers, although I really want to get a set of rollers to work on my form. I live where it's really flat, so the only way I can train for hills is on a trainer or stationary...
01-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Ironfish653

11-42t refers to the range of your cassette (rear...

11-42t refers to the range of your cassette (rear cogs) You have a 10-step cassette with a small cog of 11t and a big cog of 42t. 11-42 is a pretty versatile range. You use it with a single...
01-24-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ironfish653

Just as an FYI, it's considered a little...

Just as an FYI, it's considered a little disingenuous to go to a shop, get sized and fitted, then go home and order the bike on line. (especially if it's a brand the shop carries)
Also, the...
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