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10-18-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Thruhiker

No they did not ask for the old one back. Also to...

No they did not ask for the old one back. Also to clarify, my tour is 8 months from being over so quitting now is not an option. I would do whatever needed to be done to continue. VO replacing the...
10-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Thruhiker

First thing this morning I received an email from...

First thing this morning I received an email from VO and they put a new hub in the mail. What a great company! I'm still riding with the rim missing 2 spokes. There is only a slight wobble and I'm...
10-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks every one for the replies. No, there...

Thanks every one for the replies.
No, there was no damage to the rim or any of the spokes. I do have a lot of weight on it and have rode some rough trails. I have pretty wide tires 46mm and would...
10-16-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Thruhiker

Hub failure

I'm 3683 miles into a long tour around the USA. I noticed my rim had a slight wobble so at camp last night I started to true it. I was shocked to find the flange of the hub was actually broken on the...
05-05-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Thruhiker

Guitar tuner for spokes tension?

Cleaning up this morning I came across a tiny little guitar tuner. It has a clip that a assume clips on the neck or string then a digital readout. Not sure where it came from I do not play any...
05-03-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Thruhiker

Wolftooth makes some pretty neat ones. You can...

Wolftooth makes some pretty neat ones. You can even do away with the spacer.https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/stem-cap-with-integrated-5mm-spacer
04-28-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Thruhiker

Building a wheel is not terribly difficult. Over...

Building a wheel is not terribly difficult. Over the years I have built many for myself friends and family. I encourage you to do it. I started out with a book from the library an old fork for a...
04-27-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Thruhiker

The x9.99 has the inner and outer links plated ....

The x9.99 has the inner and outer links plated . The x9 only has the outer links plated . I forget what they are plated with at the moment I know the gold is titanium nitrate.
Forum: Touring
04-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,581
Posted By Thruhiker

I know this is an older thread but I thought I...

I know this is an older thread but I thought I would add my two cents. The first of this year I put on Portland designs full fender. There aluminum I also put on new tires scwalbe marathon plus tour...
04-25-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Thruhiker

Heres the one I use. You can get different...

Heres the one I use. You can get different lengths. As your screwing the nipple on the spoke will push the bit out. Not as cool as the problem solvers that's adjustable though. Might have to upgrade....
04-25-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Thruhiker

Spoke tension and trueing are kinda separate...

Spoke tension and trueing are kinda separate things. True the wheel first ( lots of videos on how to do that) then after the rim is true go back around the rim and tighten all the spokes to equall...
04-24-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Thruhiker

I change my wheel sets quite frequently depending...

I change my wheel sets quite frequently depending on if I'm road riding or riding on bike paths. One rear hub is a velo orange the other a deore. Rims are both DT Swiss. One rear cassete it 11-36 the...
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Thruhiker

3alamer thanks for the link. I'm looking forward...

3alamer thanks for the link. I'm looking forward to working on it. Ordered tires for it so waiting on them (26x1⅜) in the meantime I'll replace the wheel and headset bearings. There was 2 broken...
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks for the info so far guys. So it does it...

Thanks for the info so far guys. So it does it have a model name? Or is it just a Raleigh 3 spd? I'm at work now and cant check much before my original post I did a breif search but everything seemed...
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Thruhiker

Any info please?

I picked this Raleigh up for 25 dollars. I have no idea what it is. I enjoy working on bikes and this is my first real vintage project. It's a 3 speed sturmey archer hub. Chain guard says raleigh...
Forum: For Sale
11-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Thruhiker

Sold!

Sold!
Forum: For Sale
10-27-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Thruhiker

sold

sold
Forum: For Sale
10-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you unfortunately I would need a large....

Thank you unfortunately I would need a large. Heck of a deal though.
Forum: For Sale
10-27-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Thruhiker

On the helmet listing it says size m. Is that for...

On the helmet listing it says size m. Is that for mens or medium? Probably a silly question since every helmet I've ever had has been very adjustable. I'm very interested in it.
Forum: For Sale
10-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Thruhiker

Stealth pro saddle.

152mm. Stainless rails. Was installed but never rode. Rails have paint chips but no other sign of wear. $90. Free priority mail shipping in the U.S. ...
10-07-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,057
Posted By Thruhiker

Mad Honk, I'm stumped what is that tools name and...

Mad Honk, I'm stumped what is that tools name and purpose?
10-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By Thruhiker

I painted another frame just recently. I use...

I painted another frame just recently. I use aircraft stripper. It's a gel and I put it on with a paint brush. Waited ten minutes then used a pressure washer. 99 percent of the paint was off i...
09-26-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Thruhiker

OP said it's a freewheel. 2nd post is how to...

OP said it's a freewheel. 2nd post is how to remove a freehub. To remove a freewheel you need a freewheel removal socket and a chain whip. Both those tools can be improvised. I dont know how to...
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,858
Posted By Thruhiker

1⅛ Threadless stem extensions. I never used it...

1⅛ Threadless stem extensions. I never used it and I'm tired of it rolling around my toolbox. Raises stem about 65mm. Has bolt and top cap no spacers though. Yours for the cost of shipping...
09-21-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,130
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks for the correction on that Otto.

Thanks for the correction on that Otto.
Forum: For Sale
09-21-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,858
Posted By Thruhiker

yes sir. Thank you. Let me know the cost

yes sir. Thank you. Let me know the cost
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,130
Posted By Thruhiker

Funn g wide have a reach of 135mm. I use them on...

Funn g wide have a reach of 135mm. I use them on my touring/gravel bike. I can pretty much fit my entire hand on the bar before the hoods. I like being able to move a lot. Also the long reach allows...
09-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Thruhiker

No sir. Not yet I will do that on monday.

No sir. Not yet I will do that on monday.
09-20-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Thruhiker

I guess I should of added I orderd the Kasai hub...

I guess I should of added I orderd the Kasai hub and do not have it yet. I was hoping to have the spokes on hand when it arrives. The spokes arent really old I built that wheel a few months ago. It...
09-19-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Thruhiker

Spokes for a kasai hub

Can any one tell me the specs on a the Kasai fs qr dynamo hub? Quick release 36 h for rim brakes. 100mm old. I'm replacing a shiminano alfine dynamo and would like to reuse my spokes if there the...
09-17-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks for the link. Thsts pretty neat.useing the...

Thanks for the link. Thsts pretty neat.useing the comparison tool on my phone I dont have the minus button so i have to put the value in at 343 degree stem angle. Fun to play around with though....
09-17-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Thruhiker

thanks everyone for the answers. I didnt think of...

thanks everyone for the answers. I didnt think of it not being the same wall thickness. That is a good reason to just get a new one. I had a shorter nitto bolt from another stem but it doesnt have...
09-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Thruhiker

Cut a quill stem?

Hi everybody
I want to lower my handlebars. The quill stem I have is very long and is for raising the bars. Is there any reason I cant cut a couple inches off? I know the cut needs to be precise for...
09-16-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you

Thank you
09-15-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Thruhiker

Trek frame size

Hi all,
I have a 1991 Trek 1100 I got a while ago. There is no factory markings or stickers that say the frame size. I was curious how Trek measured there frames dureing that period. I read on...
09-15-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thruhiker

If you care about weight enough to weigh your...

If you care about weight enough to weigh your bike then I'm sure you would care if its accurate. The bathroom scale will get with in a few pounds. I used that method for a long time to weigh my...
09-15-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,031
Posted By Thruhiker

You can get luggage scales for under 10 bucks...

You can get luggage scales for under 10 bucks great for weighing panniers and backpacks too. ...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,990
Posted By Thruhiker

I would use both with Harlequin braid. ...

I would use both with Harlequin braid.
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Forum: For Sale
09-14-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,858
Posted By Thruhiker

Shadoman, is this stem still available? If so can...

Shadoman, is this stem still available? If so can I get it from you?. The tires are great by the way! I'm fixing up a trek 1100. I just got a one inch threaded quill stem converter. Now I just need a...
Forum: For Sale
09-14-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By Thruhiker

Is this still available?

Is this still available?
Forum: For Sale
09-14-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Thruhiker

100% speedtrap photochromatic

I have a photochromatic lense (auto darkening)for 100% speedtrap sunglasses frame. Lens only.
new in the original box. Bought the wrong ones. Paid over $115. Asking $85. Clear in low light to fairly...
09-13-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Thruhiker

Are wire brush on a drill works good. Sporting...

Are wire brush on a drill works good. Sporting good stores and even walmart sell wire brushes for cleaning guns. They work pretty well. If you get a cheap firearms cleaning kit it will have a rod to...
09-11-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Thruhiker

I had the same issue before. For me I needed...

I had the same issue before. For me I needed pedals with longer spindles or pedal extensions. I also position the cleat to the inside as much as possible.
09-11-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Thruhiker

Nice looking bike! I think 26.8 is the size you...

Nice looking bike! I think 26.8 is the size you want. Nitto is good quality and in my experience there stems and seatpost are true to the size they say they are. You could also maybe get some fine...
09-04-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,504
Posted By Thruhiker

Lol Robinhood circle is off of Sherwood drive. ...

Lol Robinhood circle is off of Sherwood drive. Theres a Victoria drive as well. Not really up on my Robin Hood trivia but I've often wondered if Victoria went with the Sherwood theme.
09-04-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,504
Posted By Thruhiker

Next mission. Farm equipment. extra points...

Next mission.
Farm equipment.
extra points if it's being used at the time of the pic. ...
09-03-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,504
Posted By Thruhiker

Would a road name count? I live about 10 miles...

Would a road name count? I live about 10 miles from a robin hood circle. I hope to get time to ride tomorrow
Forum: For Sale
09-01-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,858
Posted By Thruhiker

I would love them. How much is the shipping and...

I would love them. How much is the shipping and how do i pay. I'm new to this particular thread.
08-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,504
Posted By Thruhiker

Your welcome. That was the Potomac river in...

Your welcome. That was the Potomac river in williamsport MD. I took a 2 night trip on the c&o canal.
It seems I've brought the game to a halt this time. Should the mission be changed?
08-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 137,504
Posted By Thruhiker

If the above photo won I would like the next...

If the above photo won I would like the next mission to be
AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
It can be a poster billboard but not on a tv/or...
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