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05-14-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 651
Posted By Jeff Neese

If your chain came off to the inside of the...

If your chain came off to the inside of the crank, that's just a limit screw. You don't need any extra gizmos. There are plenty of 6-speed chains. I use Shimano HG71, although they all come...
05-12-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 596
Posted By Jeff Neese

In addition to Bike Forums, most of us engage in...

In addition to Bike Forums, most of us engage in Google searches, Amazon purchases, we visit vendor websites, and a whole host of other bike-related activities online that enable these targeted ads.
05-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Jeff Neese

Very practical as long as you can use the same...

Very practical as long as you can use the same gearing. I had three sets of identical wheels built, specifically for that purpose. Since the rims are the same (Sun CR18) and so is the rear cassette,...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Jeff Neese

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just...

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just marketing labels and there is a high degree of overlap. From the description of your rides, it sounds like a "touring" bike is what you want, but as...
05-07-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Jeff Neese

Craigslist is a good source for bikes, and also...

Craigslist is a good source for bikes, and also Facebook. What works for me is to specifically NOT include any sizing information in my searches. People don't know what size they have anyway and...
05-07-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's half dumb and the other half is lazy. It...

It's half dumb and the other half is lazy. It definitely takes some effort to learn about the used bike market, how to tell what's a good bike and what's not, and then there's the whole aspect of...
05-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Jeff Neese

It helps him know that his question was very easy...

It helps him know that his question was very easy to understand (especially with the pictures), and that it made sense to everyone else.
05-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the...

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the rest of us, hence the number of actually useful suggestions from other members.
Forum: Foo
05-04-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Jeff Neese

Good soundtrack album, but unfortunately the...

Good soundtrack album, but unfortunately the original mastering left a lot to be desired. The newer remaster is not available on vinyl, so for that reason only this album is a NO. Buy the...
05-04-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Jeff Neese

Very minor rust. A small wire brush or even a...

Very minor rust. A small wire brush or even a toothbrush, and some Bar Keepers Friend which is a terrific rust remover for this kind of light rust.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever. ...

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever.
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05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,490
Posted By Jeff Neese

In Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is a chapter...

In Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is a chapter titled "You have way too many gears". I think he's right, for most people. 2x5 is plenty of gears to ride your bike just about anywhere you want...
04-28-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,060
Posted By Jeff Neese

No one can tell you whether it's worth it or not...

No one can tell you whether it's worth it or not without knowing more about the bike. You said you paid $150 but that doesn't indicate how good a bike it is. If it's a $150 Walmart BSO then it's...
04-28-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By Jeff Neese

Don't kid yourself. In the consumer space,...

Don't kid yourself. In the consumer space, technology and engineering serves at the direction of marketing, with the purpose of increasing sales and profits. If that involves developing a truly...
04-21-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

I use Nitto 135s on two of my other bikes and I...

I use Nitto 135s on two of my other bikes and I really like those.
04-21-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

I can certainly play with the angle a little. It...

I can certainly play with the angle a little. It doesn't feel like that will help much - it just seems they're too short. Like I said, maybe I just got used to having bar end shifters on my other...
04-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is on the smaller side of what fits me. It...

This is on the smaller side of what fits me. It looks exaggerated because I have the handlebars set so high (at seat height), rather than below which is how these were normally set up. This was an...
04-20-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

I've had a set of Noodles but I prefer the Nitto...

I've had a set of Noodles but I prefer the Nitto Randonneur, which I have on two bikes. If I swap handlebars on this thing it will be another set of Randonneurs, but I was really trying to use...
04-20-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yep - no worries. I am almost at the limit but...

Yep - no worries. I am almost at the limit but that's why I bought that stem.
04-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only thing I've found is these: ...

The only thing I've found is these:

Controltech Terminator MTB Bike Handlebar Bar End Extension Plug...
04-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

That would probably be just what I need, if they...

That would probably be just what I need, if they were made out of aluminum and could be secured tightly. Just the right shape though.
04-20-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Jeff Neese

Vintage handlebars - drops too short

I finished my winter project, a 1987 Trek Elance 400T, and have ridden it less than 20 miles so far. I kept it as original as possible (except the aero brake levers) and decided to keep the narrow,...
04-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he...

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he meant 1 link, not 1 inch which is the same as 2 links. You're right - if he's in big-big and there is still spring in the derailleur, he should be...
04-19-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By Jeff Neese

The rule of thumb is large/large+2. Why did...

The rule of thumb is large/large+2. Why did you use +1, if I may ask?
04-19-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Jeff Neese

You always start with getting the chainline...

You always start with getting the chainline correct, which I think should be 45mm on that bike. Then adjust the front derailleur appropriately. It sounds like you're approaching it backwards,...
04-15-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Jeff Neese

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade,...

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade, and perfectly compatible with your shifters.
04-14-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jeff Neese

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster...

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster counterclockwise about a half turn, if the cable stretches. I typically go years without doing much in the way of adjustment, on any of my cable-actuated...
Forum: Touring
04-14-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jeff Neese

Unless I missed it, you didn't say what kind of...

Unless I missed it, you didn't say what kind of bike you'll be riding, or how much load you'll be carrying. If you're talking fully-loaded, self-supported touring, the idea of a tire being "fast"...
04-12-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By Jeff Neese

Except there's no reason to think the rest of the...

Except there's no reason to think the rest of the spokes are tensioned properly. He did break a spoke, after all, and the number one cause of spokes breaking is uneven spoke tension. That entire...
04-12-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a...

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a while, there is a bit of practice and it might seem awkward and fiddly at first, but after a short time you get it on the first try and trimming the...
04-12-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jeff Neese

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I...

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I fully agree about spray first and ask questions later. As I will keep reminding people, incidents with dogs, whether it's a bite or a crash, happen in...
04-11-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm curious to hear how the Dremel worked. I...

I'm curious to hear how the Dremel worked. I still think it would be easier to just cut through the axle, but that's pretty hard steel too. Some sort of carbide-tipped cutting wheel in a drill...
04-10-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jeff Neese

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way...

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way when it jumped for your face, and you wouldn't have had a chance. If it could lick you then it could bite you, and it happens in a split second.
04-10-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only dog that is well-behaved around people...

The only dog that is well-behaved around people outdoors is one that is on a leash. If it's loose then it's a stray dog and if it gets close, it gets sprayed. I do not wait to see if the dog is...
04-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jeff Neese

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube...

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube my chain about every 100-150 miles. I've never had a rusty chain in over 50 years, several hundred thousand miles, and countless bicycles.
04-09-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Jeff Neese

Nice. I keep hoping I'll run into one of those...

Nice. I keep hoping I'll run into one of those in my size, but they don't come up for sale very often.
04-09-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,159
Posted By Jeff Neese

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off...

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off the leash, I get off my bike and put it between me and the dog, and get pepper spray in hand. If the dog approaches and ignores my yelling ("STOP! GO...
04-08-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jeff Neese

I just read that it's a cartridge, so that idea...

I just read that it's a cartridge, so that idea wouldn't work. A cup could be unscrewed with some sort of open-end wrench or maybe thin vise-grips. It might be tough grinding off the head or drilling...
04-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you were going to change the crankset anyway,...

If you were going to change the crankset anyway, there's a good chance you'd need a different bottom bracket anyway. And for the price of a new bottom bracket, I'd consider that to be sacrificial...
04-06-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can find a UN55 that's NOS and the right...

If you can find a UN55 that's NOS and the right size, grab it. The UN300 is the current replacement but isn't as robust. Then again, they're cheap enough that if you swap it every couple years...
04-06-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By Jeff Neese

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is...

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is that the influence of racing (and marketing) has actually ruined cycling for the masses. He advocates for becoming an "unracer". I tend to agree.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'll just throw this out there. In all my years...

I'll just throw this out there. In all my years and miles of touring, I've never stopped somewhere that I didn't have something to lean it up against - a tree, a picnic table, the side of a...
04-06-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By Jeff Neese

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap...

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap the axle. There are plenty of Sansin hubs out there. It may not even be proprietary so any "parts drawer" axle might work. Post a picture of the...
04-05-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By Jeff Neese

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I...

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I can certainly live without.
04-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By Jeff Neese

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting...

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting to bare metal followed by powdercoating. A 614 is a nice frame, well worth restoring.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Jeff Neese

The Trek 620 was just an example, that there are...

The Trek 620 was just an example, that there are nice bikes to be had on the used market. (He could easily put upright bars on that 620.) Or maybe he'll find a nice hybrid of similar quality. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Jeff Neese

Strongly disagree. He has described his current...

Strongly disagree. He has described his current need going back and forth from the gym, but he's only 14. Things change. People move, they get jobs, they switch gyms, they find new places to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Jeff Neese

...... That Trek 620 is a fantastic deal and...

......

That Trek 620 is a fantastic deal and a great bike. If that's the right size for him, I'd encourage him to grab it before it's gone. He could easily swap the handlebars for something more...
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