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05-02-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By IslandTimePE

Pedal Recommendations for a "gritty" environment

HI: I ride almost exclusively "gravel" these days. Main bike is a 2016 Giant Revolt. Bike has been great after some initial teething pains (mostly my fault), But I am having pedal issues. I've gone...
09-29-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By IslandTimePE

BTW...I'm not interested in buying - still...

BTW...I'm not interested in buying - still working on my Miyata Two Ten that I picked up last year. Just curious of any interesting/vintage bike that shows up in this neck of the woods.
09-29-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By IslandTimePE

H Bashley: I saw this ad well and was curious...

H Bashley: I saw this ad well and was curious about it. Don't recognize the frame set material badge and can't make out the model of rear derailleur. Also noticed the freewheel/cassette looks tiny....
09-03-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By IslandTimePE

Can you share some pics/description of the hub...

Can you share some pics/description of the hub also? I have the Araya rim off my 1987 Steve Bauer Chinook that is mated with a Suzue sealed hub.
06-01-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By IslandTimePE

I run bars approx 670 mm on my gravel bike.

I run bars approx 670 mm on my gravel bike.
05-27-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Good point. I should practice unclipping my left...

Good point. I should practice unclipping my left and dismounting left, since that is the side I never use. One scenario that may require this is a mechanical - such as jumping the big cog and sucking...
05-22-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,152
Posted By IslandTimePE

+1 100%. If you are using the shop's resources -...

+1 100%. If you are using the shop's resources - their stock, staff - then there is an obligation to buy them there.
05-22-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By IslandTimePE

Hi. Welcome. Good choice in deciding to add...

Hi. Welcome. Good choice in deciding to add cycling as a form of cross-training. It is a great way to build/maintain cardio and leg strength while minimizing wear and tear on the legs. I love to run...
05-22-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By IslandTimePE

I have used these and are very happy with them:...

I have used these and are very happy with them: DMR Hinge Clamps. Just like down tube cable stop clamps for converting older bikes to brifters, these clamps essentially allow you to add screw bosses...
05-22-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

I hadn't considered the whole "which side of the...

I hadn't considered the whole "which side of the road do you drive on" factor.
05-21-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Left or right are both generally preferable to...

Left or right are both generally preferable to the "center forward" option. :eek:
05-20-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,068
Posted By IslandTimePE

Giant Branded tires

Last fall, I bought a used Giant Revolt. It had seen very little use and still had the stock Giant-branded tires. In this case, the S-RX4 700x35c.
...
05-20-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Now that you mention it, I rode a motorcycle for...

Now that you mention it, I rode a motorcycle for a few years in my younger days. Dismounted to the left due to the kick stand being there. But that never transferred to the bicycle.
05-20-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Heel out for me....but for no particular/good...

Heel out for me....but for no particular/good reason
05-20-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Looks like I am in the distinct minority on this...

Looks like I am in the distinct minority on this one...

I guess it all goes back to when I first leaned to ride a bike. I taught myself without training wheels and there was a little hill on the...
05-20-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 310,858
Posted By IslandTimePE

Spring comes late here

Pictures from today's ride: Brookvale, Prince Edward island. Roads in pretty good shape despite rain last night.....but no leaves on the trees yet. Beautiful tree canopy over this stretch of road in...
05-20-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,916
Posted By IslandTimePE

Dismounting: Left, Right or Both?

Random cycling-related question of the day......

While out on my ride today, I started thinking about how I dismount from the bike - not something I have ever really considered before - no idea...
05-17-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By IslandTimePE

Could just be a manufacturer defect...if it only...

Could just be a manufacturer defect...if it only happens once I generally chalk it up to that. If it happens again then I start looking at my wheels and tires.

However, I notice you are running...
05-14-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By IslandTimePE

As long a your rear derailleur can handle a 34...

As long a your rear derailleur can handle a 34 tooth cog, I don't think it makes any difference road or MTB,.I've mixed and matched before without any issues.
05-14-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By IslandTimePE

Check both over very carefully; look for any...

Check both over very carefully; look for any signs of crash damage or otherwise. Assuming both check out.......ride 'em and pick the one that is the most comfortable for you.

Relative age, 105 vs...
05-14-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By IslandTimePE

My initial thought would be to go with the Sora...

My initial thought would be to go with the Sora triple derailleur and adjust the limit screw as you suggested. But that would just be a guess. Given that it only takes a few minutes to swap the...
05-14-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,499
Posted By IslandTimePE

My latest gravel/all road bike that I built up...

My latest gravel/all road bike that I built up last winter is an '85 Miyata Two Ten. As you are contemplating, I switched the 27" wheels for 700c - I can run at least a 37 tire. Kept the original...
05-14-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By IslandTimePE

What is $50 cheaper? The front derailleur or the...

What is $50 cheaper? The front derailleur or the shifter/brifter?

What is the model of the components you are taking off the bike?
05-14-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,868
Posted By IslandTimePE

I have a pair of 520's and also other pedals...

I have a pair of 520's and also other pedals similar to the 530's (but not Shimano). I prefer the 530 style. Like the larger surface area for two reasons: 1) I find them easier to clip into...and it...
05-10-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,879
Posted By IslandTimePE

Wind is a factor on mot rides in my neck of the...

Wind is a factor on mot rides in my neck of the woods. If it is really blowing, I try to plan my routes so I start out going into the wind and have a tailwind on the way back. The wind keeps me...
05-09-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By IslandTimePE

Congratulations! You should be very proud of what...

Congratulations! You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. Here's to many more years of building on this success.
05-05-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By IslandTimePE

No familiar with that particular bike, but if you...

No familiar with that particular bike, but if you pull the stem the size should be stamped somewhere on the portion that is normally inside the head tube.
05-05-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,039
Posted By IslandTimePE

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/miyata_2__4dec5e93e9f1ed043d0c5aecc474a2d033746b68.jpg

1985 Miyata Two Ten

OK. I know I am the minority (on several points) in...
05-04-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By IslandTimePE

To ensure fit, you need to know: ...

To ensure fit, you need to know:

-Headset/Steerer tube diameter - typical sizes include 1" for older bikes, 1 1/8 and a few others. If yu kave the original speces for your bike, this should be...
05-02-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 31,793
Posted By IslandTimePE

I ran Continental Contact Travels on my 26"...

I ran Continental Contact Travels on my 26" gravel/dirt bike all last summer. I believe width is 1.75". Plenty of traction on dirt (no so much sand) and also ran well on paved surfaces. Zero flats.
05-02-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By IslandTimePE

As luck would have it, I purchased a used Giant...

As luck would have it, I purchased a used Giant Revolt 3 in 2017. Use it primarily for riding gravel/dirt roads. I am really happy with it. Find the bike comfortable and stable. Will ride it on...
05-01-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,530
Posted By IslandTimePE

+1 Well said JARUDE. My sentiments exactly.

+1 Well said JARUDE. My sentiments exactly.
05-01-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By IslandTimePE

Welcome! You don't mention if the bike you have...

Welcome! You don't mention if the bike you have been borrowing is full suspension or hardtail (front shocks only)?
If the forest trails aren't too rough single track, I would suggest that a hardtail...
04-30-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By IslandTimePE

I shaved 15 lbs off my bike.....Got in better...

I shaved 15 lbs off my bike.....Got in better shape and lost the weight off the rider :)
04-30-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By IslandTimePE

Have you done any adjustment to the front...

Have you done any adjustment to the front derailleur? If not, first thing to check is your derailleur upper limit crew. Under the pressure of riding, it needs to push the chain over a bit further...
04-20-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,542
Posted By IslandTimePE

After wearing a mld-range Bell lid for the past 5...

After wearing a mld-range Bell lid for the past 5 years, I just picked up a new MET Idolo for $75 Canadian (little over $%0 US). His-vis yellow. This helmet is the bottom of their current road helmet...
04-19-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,389
Posted By IslandTimePE

As a general statement, yes. In this particular...

As a general statement, yes. In this particular thread, the quality of the components is 100% a non-factor.
04-18-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By IslandTimePE

+1 for the Garmin VivoActive HR. Two pushes of a...

+1 for the Garmin VivoActive HR. Two pushes of a button and it works for either my rides or my runs. I've owned several Garmin products and this is by far the easiest interface I've ever had for a...
04-18-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,389
Posted By IslandTimePE

Sounds like you could have used an adjustment of...

Sounds like you could have used an adjustment of your derailleurs. During the breaking in period, cable stretch slightly, etc. so it isn't uncommon to have to tweak/adjust the derailleurs/shifters to...
04-17-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,427
Posted By IslandTimePE

A Set of DMR hinge Clamps, so I can mount a...

A Set of DMR hinge Clamps, so I can mount a second water bottle cage on my 1985 Miyata Two Ten. A small item but critical. Also match the silver downtube shift cable stop clamp that I installed to...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,214
Posted By IslandTimePE

But are the tires in question still available on...

But are the tires in question still available on Amazon?

I realize it is the same seller on both sites, but my general assumption is that the seller is under no obligation to offer the same deal...
04-16-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By IslandTimePE

Hi: Hard to recommend one over the others without...

Hi: Hard to recommend one over the others without knowing a great deal more detail about what criteria you are using to judge the bikes. In general, I would not have any reservations riding any of...
04-15-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By IslandTimePE

I use the Koolstop Thinline /dual Compound on my...

I use the Koolstop Thinline /dual Compound on my Miyata Two Ten. Happy with how they have performed.

I don't believe the Eagle II's are curved.

In my experience, length of the brake block does...
04-14-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,038
Posted By IslandTimePE

Thanks. Hadn't considered the possibility of...

Thanks. Hadn't considered the possibility of swapping the RD to a mountain model.
04-14-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,038
Posted By IslandTimePE

Simply a matter of my being more comfortable...

Simply a matter of my being more comfortable setting up/adjusting rear derailleurs. But I apperciate your point that changing the front granny to a 28 could be the better technical option.




I...
04-13-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,038
Posted By IslandTimePE

Anyone running a Claris Derailleur with 34 tooth cog?

Hi All: I have a Giant Revolt 3 with Shimano Claris drivetrain. 50/39/30 triple up front and 8 speed 11-32 cassette in the back with the long cage version of the Claris rear derailleur. Some of the...
04-12-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By IslandTimePE

The steel Surly forks do correct for the length...

The steel Surly forks do correct for the length of the suspension fork, so the geometry of the frame is unchanged. As Chas58 mentioned, there are also carbon options at a reasonable price. Main thing...
04-11-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,221
Posted By IslandTimePE

+1 on replacing the suspension fork as the #1...

+1 on replacing the suspension fork as the #1 priority. Less than $100 for a decent new solid fork.

May I ask why you want to switch to drop bars? Just throwing this out there as an alternative...
04-10-18, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,091
Posted By IslandTimePE

Perfect! Makes sense; same idea as the downtube...

Perfect! Makes sense; same idea as the downtube cable stop I had to install to switch the bike from downtube shifters. And available from Wiggle to boot; easy to get them shipped to Canada.
04-09-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,091
Posted By IslandTimePE

Thanks all. The King Cage and Wolf Tooth...

Thanks all. The King Cage and Wolf Tooth solutions look like they might be sturdy enough to stand up.
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