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10-11-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By SweetLou

Front derailers don't care how many cogs are in...

Front derailers don't care how many cogs are in the back. There is a difference in the amount of pull a front derailer needs if it is a MTB or a road bike derailer. But if the tourney worked...
10-11-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,220
Posted By SweetLou

No, I haven't. I don't ride that bike very often...

No, I haven't. I don't ride that bike very often and the brakes on it now are ok. Though, I did think about doing this a couple of weeks ago. One of these days I will give it a try.

If you do it,...
06-11-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,687
Posted By SweetLou

All road rear derailleurs except 8 speed Dura Ace...

All road rear derailleurs except 8 speed Dura Ace will work. All mountain rear derailleurs except the Dyna-Sys ones will work.
06-10-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,959
Posted By SweetLou

Some Specialized bicycles come with the cables...

Some Specialized bicycles come with the cables crossed out of the box. There is nothing wrong with do this and in my opinion, it is better to cross them.
05-26-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,731
Posted By SweetLou

Yes, I know for now we can. Drivers seem to get...

Yes, I know for now we can. Drivers seem to get angrier when taking the lane if there is a bike lane, door zone or not. And how long do you think we have the right to not use the bike lane? The more...
05-26-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,731
Posted By SweetLou

No, that is the section. Though you linked to a...

No, that is the section. Though you linked to a better looking section of that section. If you go a bit east, you will see a retaining wall that takes away any shoulder to ride on if you are a...
05-26-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,731
Posted By SweetLou

It is not a freeway, The roads do not cross at...

It is not a freeway, The roads do not cross at grade and there are driveways to enter the parkway. This is one of three roads that I know of that Cincinnati bans cyclists. This is against state law....
01-19-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,144
Posted By SweetLou

Sure do and I still use it often. We get a lot of...

Sure do and I still use it often. We get a lot of old bikes at the shop.
01-16-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,144
Posted By SweetLou

You should. What brakes are these?

You should. What brakes are these?
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By SweetLou

Check out the Thule Raceway Platform. I didn't...

Check out the Thule Raceway Platform. I didn't check to see if it will work with your car or not. But it holds the bikes up by the wheels. Oops, you said you want a hitch. There are quite a few out...
12-27-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,534
Posted By SweetLou

The broken plastic piece is still very common...

The broken plastic piece is still very common today on those old cantilevers. We used to replace them all the time. It's one of the first things I check when a bike with those come in. Now, we just...
11-04-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By SweetLou

Same here in Cincinnati. They took a perfectly...

Same here in Cincinnati. They took a perfectly fine road to ride on and put in a door zone bike lane. I used to ride this road everyday to and from work. Luckily, I no longer work in that direction...
11-19-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By SweetLou

If you can get the shifter into friction mode,...

If you can get the shifter into friction mode, then it will work. If you can't, then it won't work with the 10 or 8 speed. One problem with the 10 speed cassette is the spacing. The cogs are closer...
11-16-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By SweetLou

Yes. Phillips makes a battery operated light....

Yes. Phillips makes a battery operated light. Busch and Muller make a few different models.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By SweetLou

I disagree about the cornering. I can feel the...

I disagree about the cornering. I can feel the difference between the smooth section to the tread section, but I don't feel as though they get squirrelly. But now that Gatorskins come in 32s, I will...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By SweetLou

I have City Rides on a couple of my bikes. I like...

I have City Rides on a couple of my bikes. I like them. They roll nicely and handle very well. I have had some issues with the rubber splitting on the sides where the tread pattern is located. But to...
09-24-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,272
Posted By SweetLou

If you are worried about theft, then the baskets...

If you are worried about theft, then the baskets are a better choice. But, I never leave my panniers on my bike when I go somewhere. Either I leave them at home or they come into the store with me....
Forum: Touring
09-24-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By SweetLou

That is what I was planning on doing. The great...

That is what I was planning on doing. The great thing about this style of stand is that you don't need it to be very tall. Hang your hammock the way you like it. Measure the height of the ends. This...
09-24-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By SweetLou

Not just a rain bike, I have road bikes set up...

Not just a rain bike, I have road bikes set up for different situations. I have my go fast bike. This has the no extra gear on it except a small saddle bag. I only ride this bike on sunny days. Then...
Forum: Touring
09-24-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,782
Posted By SweetLou

I like the stand that Alamosa (link in Rob_E's...

I like the stand that Alamosa (link in Rob_E's early post) came up with along with his boom stakes. I have been trying to think of a collapsable pole. A couple of ideas have come up. There is the use...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By SweetLou

Veloplugs are nice but only work with double wall...

Veloplugs are nice but only work with double wall rims. I have some older rims where veloplugs won't work, unless I filed down the part that gets inserted. You also have to get the correct size.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By SweetLou

In Ohio, the first example is legal. No need to...

In Ohio, the first example is legal. No need to stop if the road is divided into four or more lanes and the bus is coming from the opposite direction. A median is not needed: ORC 4511.75:
08-30-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,796
Posted By SweetLou

Wrong road. The bike path that is delayed is...

Wrong road. The bike path that is delayed is parallel to a different road. The bike path was scheduled to be placed along Riverside Dr.. The cyclist was killed on Wilmer. Wilmer is a one lane road,...
08-30-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,796
Posted By SweetLou

I doubt that. Gast recently moved from West...

I doubt that. Gast recently moved from West Chester to downtown Cincinnati. Downtown has no bike paths and neither does West Chester. He seemed to have been an avid cyclist, so if he didn't like...
08-29-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By SweetLou

Some older cantilever brakes had little vertical...

Some older cantilever brakes had little vertical adjustment. If that is the case for your brakes, then they won't work on 700c wheels. You could try to find other brakes with more adjustment. There...
08-29-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By SweetLou

You'll have a better chance that the older brakes...

You'll have a better chance that the older brakes will fit than newer ones. If you can lower your pads 4mm they should work. Newer brakes use the newer standard of the distance between the posts....
08-29-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,796
Posted By SweetLou

How is this failing cyclists? The road that is...

How is this failing cyclists? The road that is parallel to the proposed bike path is getting a road diet. It is going from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane in each direction, one parking lane on...
08-29-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,796
Posted By SweetLou

Yes

Yes
Forum: Commuting
08-25-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,507
Posted By SweetLou

Why the recommendation for a concealed carry...

Why the recommendation for a concealed carry permit? Wouldn't open carry be more of a deterrent?
08-20-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,573
Posted By SweetLou

Nope, 9 speed Dura Ace derailers have the same...

Nope, 9 speed Dura Ace derailers have the same pull as all other 9 speed Shimano derailers. It's the 8 speed Dura Ace that required a different amount of cable pull.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,800
Posted By SweetLou

Happens to me quite a bit. The funny times are...

Happens to me quite a bit. The funny times are when they ask about the freeway system. I can tell them how to get on the freeway, but I have no idea where to get off of it.
08-14-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,393
Posted By SweetLou

Yeah, on the Hozan there is a adjustment on the...

Yeah, on the Hozan there is a adjustment on the end. You can see it here (http://harriscyclery.net/product/hozan-c-700-spoke-threader-14-and-15-gauge-sku-tl2425-qc49.htm). You just need to move it...
08-14-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,393
Posted By SweetLou

If you do have a Hozan, then it will do both....

If you do have a Hozan, then it will do both. Besides tightening the rollers, you also need to adjust the spoke clamp. It comes from the factory so that a 14g spoke is centered between the rollers....
08-14-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By SweetLou

Those are freewheels, not cassettes. Wide ranges...

Those are freewheels, not cassettes. Wide ranges are good for hilly areas. That way you have a low enough gear to get up the hill and a high enough one when going down the hill. Tight ranges are good...
08-12-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By SweetLou

The Axiom Steamliner Road...

The Axiom Steamliner Road (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/narrow-rear/streamliner-road-dlx) rack has an offset to help with heel strike. The part I don't like about this rack is the...
08-12-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By SweetLou

I can't recommend a brake until I know which...

I can't recommend a brake until I know which frame you have. Is this a new frame or an older one? The distance between the posts have changed over the years. The old standard was about 65mm between...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,969
Posted By SweetLou

Anything on a Campagnolo rim is a pain.

Anything on a Campagnolo rim is a pain.
08-09-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,189
Posted By SweetLou

Basically, all bikes 50cm and shorter are the...

Basically, all bikes 50cm and shorter are the same. The top tube can't be any shorter or you'll have the dreaded toe overlap. Toe overlap is not a big deal, but some people fear it so bike...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,951
Posted By SweetLou

Not just buildings. From the same statute...

Not just buildings. From the same statute mentioned above by me:
Land itself is premises.
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,951
Posted By SweetLou

That's why you bring a pole with you while...

That's why you bring a pole with you while touring in an area with no trees, rocks or anything else to hang from. Alamosa did some great research on his "Stake Booms" and his portable stand. I found...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By SweetLou

Nah, my buddy is. He came to me asking about...

Nah, my buddy is. He came to me asking about starting to bike. I lent him one of my bikes to see if he will like riding. We have gone to a MUP a few times and every time it has rained during our...
08-08-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By SweetLou

Most likely, you had the tube between the rim and...

Most likely, you had the tube between the rim and the tire bead. Make sure the tube is all the way in the tube. If any part of the tube is outside the tire, it will blow with a very loud bang.
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,951
Posted By SweetLou

People still use tents? That seems odd.

People still use tents? That seems odd.
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,951
Posted By SweetLou

I am a bit confused on what you want to know....

I am a bit confused on what you want to know. Stealth camping is perfectly legal in Washington. Criminal trespassing is when you are "unlawfully" on the premises.
RCW 9A.52.010 (5) states:

So,...
08-06-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,087
Posted By SweetLou

I am glad you took care of your bike and only...

I am glad you took care of your bike and only others beat up your parts. Did I say only the owner beat up the parts?

In my shop, it is mostly the owners that beat up their parts or their...
08-06-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,087
Posted By SweetLou

What makes you think we don't have a discount...

What makes you think we don't have a discount table or box? When last year's shoes get down to two or three pairs, they get put on it. Same with other odds and ends. But would you want to pay money...
08-06-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,087
Posted By SweetLou

I agree, a great portion of our shelves are...

I agree, a great portion of our shelves are devoted to tubes with more boxes downstairs. We carry almost all sizes of tubes and tires, we have big box bike sizes, 26x1 3/8, 650c etc. We don't carry...
08-06-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,087
Posted By SweetLou

That is a lot more than we sell. I might do 2 a...

That is a lot more than we sell. I might do 2 a year and we usually put in 3 orders a week during the busy season. But it does sound like you are at a higher end type of shop than I am. We do a lot...
08-01-12, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,926
Posted By SweetLou

Same here, but the route and start time mean they...

Same here, but the route and start time mean they will be riding after dusk.
07-31-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,926
Posted By SweetLou

Not only that, but I thought the reason why all...

Not only that, but I thought the reason why all the organized rides require a helmet is because of "insurance reasons". At least that is what they say. I am not a lawyer, but wouldn't allowing people...
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