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09-15-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Mr IGH

I'd look at the new DT Swiss rims. They have...

I'd look at the new DT Swiss rims. They have 27.5 rims in 25mm, 30mm 35mm and 40mm rim widths. Even better is their wheelsets. For less than $1000 you can have the star ratchet freehub in any of...
09-15-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Mr IGH

This is why I bought a DT Swiss wheelset for my...

This is why I bought a DT Swiss wheelset for my road disc bike. It comes with 15mm/12mm/9mm front axle and 10mm/12mm rear axle. Future proofed included in the $450 price with wide rims. If I...
09-14-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mr IGH

I have bought several items for my 1998 Arriva...

I have bought several items for my 1998 Arriva directly from Santana. I have found the person that answers the phone for Santana is very helpful and open. I expect he'll give you excellent answers....
Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mr IGH

I wonder how long ago it was....

I wonder how long ago it was....
09-08-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Mr IGH

Thanks for insight! If Gevenalles use Microshift...

Thanks for insight! If Gevenalles use Microshift or Shimano barcons as shifters I have all the info I need. One man's firm feel is another's mush.

OP, I wouldn't waste my time/money on...
09-07-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Mr IGH

Since OP is going to an LBS a set of OEM-bagged...

Since OP is going to an LBS a set of OEM-bagged Shimano brifters from Taiwan/ebay are out of the question (~$120). Looks like Shimano or Gevenalle retail for ~$200 in 9 or 10 speed. Choose yer poison...
09-07-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,207
Posted By Mr IGH

LOL, WTF is your problem? If the stroker isn't...

LOL, WTF is your problem? If the stroker isn't pulling her fair share it's time to find another stroker!

At the last tandem club after-ride-meal I was listening to some wives discussing their...
09-02-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mr IGH

Or get matching 105 570x shifters/brake levers. ...

Or get matching 105 570x shifters/brake levers. You can have hidden cables and keep your 4600 derailleurs.
08-31-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mr IGH

Is there an advantage to steel bead vs folding...

Is there an advantage to steel bead vs folding beads with respect to this problem?
08-29-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mr IGH

The Shimano CS-HG700 105 Cassette and CS-HG800...

The Shimano CS-HG700 105 Cassette and CS-HG800 Ultegra Cassette are 11-34 11 speed cassettes that fit on 8/9/10 speed freehubs. Since you're thinking about switching to a 1x11 drivetrain a wide range...
08-28-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,861
Posted By Mr IGH

$200, 40lb Walmart bikes are what lazy people...

$200, 40lb Walmart bikes are what lazy people buy. If all I had was $200 for a bike I would spend some time on CL and find a nice 90's era bike in excellent shape.
08-28-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,097
Posted By Mr IGH

Good combo. Performance sells lots of bikes in...

Good combo. Performance sells lots of bikes in the urban areas, lots of extra $$. Cost less than a fancy watch and way more fun. LA, I hope you get a test ride and buy one!
08-27-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Mr IGH

Combos are nice because the there's so many...

Combos are nice because the there's so many flavors of brake levers on old bikes and not all separate brake/shift combos match up nicely. The Shimano combo package includes cables/housing and works...
08-26-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,120
Posted By Mr IGH

Too funny! It's called "Brake Time", nothing...

Too funny! It's called "Brake Time", nothing about disc brakes in the title. The reason why you incorrectly think it's dedicated to disc brakes is because no serious mountain biker is using rim...
08-22-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mr IGH

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132732590704

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132732590704
08-17-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,642
Posted By Mr IGH

Based on what I've learned from the road-runner...

Based on what I've learned from the road-runner physicists around here I expect OP's wheel had straight gauge spokes and the cassette didn't have any "bite". JK :)
08-16-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,059
Posted By Mr IGH

There are several of these...

There are several of these Co-Motion/Rolhoff/belt-drive bikes in the tandem club I ride with. The owners rave about the bike and they all travel (fly) to exotic locales such as Asia/Europe/Oz. If I...
08-16-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Mr IGH

Here's a local source with over 100...

Here's a local source with over 100 road/cyclocross 650B/27.5 tyres:
https://www.***versalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=5912
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Mr IGH

Perhaps it makes sense to check out the specs of...

Perhaps it makes sense to check out the specs of both frames before such declarative statements?

Stanyan/Voyageur have 1" threaded fork, 28.6mm front derailleur, and the rear hub is off by 4mm...
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Mr IGH

Soma ES will take 57mm drop brakes which are what...

Soma ES will take 57mm drop brakes which are what your Schwinn has already and the geometry is very similar. I'd get it over a Stanyan. Another choice is the Soma Pescadero. You'll need a new set...
08-15-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,311
Posted By Mr IGH

Here's the claimed info: Except the blog...

Here's the claimed info:


Except the blog link is the dreaded 404. It's clear the idea of "bite" in a freehub body is a good thing really bites ;) Gotta love a salesman selling a $350 titanium...
08-13-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Mr IGH

Use the spacers on the disc side, mount both...

Use the spacers on the disc side, mount both side's stays in the fendernuts on the fender and don't tighten them all the way. Bend the stays inward on the disc side until the fender lines up...
08-13-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Mr IGH

Dump the calipers and pads and replace with BB7...

Dump the calipers and pads and replace with BB7 road calipers. That will fix all your issues with TRP disc brake's sub-par performance.
08-11-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,771
Posted By Mr IGH

With the exception of ultra-distance running and...

With the exception of ultra-distance running and swimming there isn't any women's world record that is faster than the boy's high school world record.
08-11-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By Mr IGH

I had two sets of wheels with the same front/rear...

I had two sets of wheels with the same front/rear hubs with disc brakes. They swapped without any changes to the derailleur or brake caliper. I sold off one set of wheels with another bike and now...
08-11-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,311
Posted By Mr IGH

If the hub didn't have a freewheeling mechanism...

If the hub didn't have a freewheeling mechanism this explanation and claim might have some validity to it. But it isn't fixed, there is a freewheeling mechanism therefore this claim is plain silly...
08-10-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By Mr IGH

I have a second wheelset for my road bikes. For...

I have a second wheelset for my road bikes. For my rim braked road bike I have a set of Mavic Aksiums with 32mm tyres and tubes for spring when the roads are covered in debris (that's all the room on...
08-08-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By Mr IGH

Too lazy to check Shimano's line-up. Demanded...

Too lazy to check Shimano's line-up. Demanded the OP change the title based on not knowing what you're talking about (not "your", BTW). Despite your claims otherwise, you didn't ever come up with...
07-31-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By Mr IGH

After what Trek and the Burke family did to Greg...

After what Trek and the Burke family did to Greg LeMond and professional bike racing why would anyone buy a Trek?
07-24-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mr IGH

Soma Stanyan is a great option for a new,...

Soma Stanyan is a great option for a new, reasonably priced lugged frame. All set for 130mm rear wheels unlike all the vintage stuff on ebay. Riding a 40 year old frame with unknown history is a...
07-19-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Mr IGH

Sunup Eco MaxiDyn 6V12W Bicycle Spoke Dynamo (hub...

Sunup Eco MaxiDyn 6V12W Bicycle Spoke Dynamo (hub dynamo/dynohub alternative + USB)

Sunup Eco MaxiDyn 6V12W Bicycle Spoke Dynamo (hub dynamo/dynohub alternative + USB) - Sunup Eco Spoke Dynamo -...
07-12-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mr IGH

Opps, sorry for the triggering! In any case the...

Opps, sorry for the triggering! In any case the idea that a weaker-sex, significant other doesn't want the stronger-sex types to accommodate their lesser physical abilities is interesting. I'm a...
07-11-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mr IGH

"Power struggle", LOL. I never intimated any...

"Power struggle", LOL. I never intimated any such idea. It's just that I'm old school. I was raised to accommodate women and give them comfort. I am strong enough to adjust my cadence so that my...
07-10-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,656
Posted By Mr IGH

I too am in the "make the stroker happy at all...

I too am in the "make the stroker happy at all costs" camp. I am lucky to have a nice lady that enjoys my company and likes to ride together on my tandem. I'm a spinney punk that dreads low revs. ...
07-02-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,336
Posted By Mr IGH

Let me help you understand. First, remember that...

Let me help you understand. First, remember that the same extrusion is used for a 20 hole rim as a 32 hole rim. Same thickness, same weight except for the difference in hole count (this is a fact)...
07-02-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,336
Posted By Mr IGH

Quick! Call the engineers and Campy and tell them...

Quick! Call the engineers and Campy and tell them their Zonda wheels don't meet your engineering principals. Then alert DT that their multiple lines of rims that come with drillings from 20H to 32H...
06-29-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mr IGH

I'm running 4603's brifters with a 4603 front...

I'm running 4603's brifters with a 4603 front derailleur on my Santana they shift just like my two road bikes. The extra cable may add a little extra stretch on the upshift but with modern...
06-29-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mr IGH

The probability you purchased two defective...

The probability you purchased two defective Shimano shifters with exactly the same defective is right at zero. No matter your experience level, it's clear you're doing something wrong. There's...
06-29-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,336
Posted By Mr IGH

I have done this with a 32H hub and rim. I wanted...

I have done this with a 32H hub and rim. I wanted to match my 24H DT wheelset with a dyno hub and I had a smaller 1.5W hub in-hand. The bike has disc brakes so I laced the disc side 3x and the...
06-25-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Mr IGH

Have you considered upright bar shifter for 11...

Have you considered upright bar shifter for 11 speed road derailleurs? Shimano has the SL-RS700 Double Flat Bar Shifters:...
Forum: Touring
05-15-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,038
Posted By Mr IGH

Here's an update, looks as if the deaths are...

Here's an update, looks as if the deaths are being investigated as murders now (read the comments):
Borderland Beat: Two cyclists on round-the-world trip feared murdered in Mexico...
03-24-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Mr IGH

The funny part of all these responses expressing...

The funny part of all these responses expressing caution that a 25mm tyre might be a problem is the those rims are specifically design for 25mm tyres :roflmao2:

OP, run 25mm tyres without fear,...
03-24-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Mr IGH

Yup, that's how I've done it on several bikes. ...

Yup, that's how I've done it on several bikes. This is the right way to do it if you don't want to break your shifter. LOL on the slack cable being a danger, gotta love the internet OSHA inspectors...
03-21-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Mr IGH

I upgraded an older Santana with 8 speed FD...

I upgraded an older Santana with 8 speed FD brifters. They were beat up and the hoods were on their last legs. I looked all over for hoods but struck out. I started looking for a set of...
03-21-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By Mr IGH

Life is too precious and my riding enjoyment too...

Life is too precious and my riding enjoyment too important to ride on cheap or marginal tyres.
Forum: Touring
03-20-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,437
Posted By Mr IGH

Screw half-step and friction shifting. I have a...

Screw half-step and friction shifting. I have a choice and I wouldn't have paid $500 for a used 80's era touring bike with friction shifting, freewheel and halfstep gearing. Faced with a similar...
Forum: Touring
03-20-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,437
Posted By Mr IGH

27" wheels take 700C tubes without ANY issues,...

27" wheels take 700C tubes without ANY issues, they are the same. Be sure to select the correct width and valve type, ignore the 27"/700c dimension.
03-20-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,732
Posted By Mr IGH

As for using a smart phone instead of a cheap...

As for using a smart phone instead of a cheap bike computer, not me. I ride too far and long, the battery never last more than about 4 hours when GPS is active. My phone goes on silent and is...
Forum: Touring
03-20-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,437
Posted By Mr IGH

1.) There's no difference between 27" tubes and...

1.) There's no difference between 27" tubes and 700c tubes. They come off the same production machines, they are the exact same size, the only difference is the box labeling. Don't pay a premium...
03-17-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mr IGH

This is not based on any engineering reasoning. ...

This is not based on any engineering reasoning. If you test either configuration the double butted spoke fails first, it's the law (of superposition)....
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