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Forum: Commuting
08-21-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Fynn

Yes. I did find it a few places online but it...

Yes. I did find it a few places online but it makes me think this is just old stock. The manufacturer no longer lists it as for sale on their site and Amazon doesn't have it as well. That makes me...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Fynn

What happened to Cycleaware Reflex Helmet Mirror?

For many years I have been using the Cycleaware Reflex Helmet mirror. I have found it to be the most discrete practical helmet available. I haven't purchased a new one for years and when I went...
06-14-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,828
Posted By Fynn

I went ahead and serviced the hub. The cones...

I went ahead and serviced the hub. The cones looked good and it appears that there is no way to remove the freehub body. The hub sounds marginally better after servicing but this hub is still louder...
06-14-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fynn

So it appears you can put an 8 speed cassette on...

So it appears you can put an 8 speed cassette on a 7 speed freehub body. I didn't know that. I'll remove the cassette on the shimano freehub body and measure.
06-13-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fynn

Would an 8 speed cassette fit on it though?...

Would an 8 speed cassette fit on it though? That's what it currently has.
06-13-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fynn

Yes I used the 10 speed lock ring. I will...

Yes I used the 10 speed lock ring.

I will check the Ultegra hub for a washer but it seems like the 8 speed cassette wouldn't fit if it was there.

The 11 tooth cog is from the 10 speed cassette....
06-13-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fynn

Yes they came directly off of a formula hub and...

Yes they came directly off of a formula hub and then back into it after trying to fit it on the Ultegra. Works fine on the Formula hub.
06-13-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fynn

Why won't 10 speed cassette fit this hub?

I am trying to fit a 10 speed cassette onto a Shimano Ultegra hub that formerly had an 8 speed cassette on it. However the 10 speed cassette won't fit. When I swap the 10 speed cassette over to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 10:00 PM
06-12-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,828
Posted By Fynn

I chatted with someone today on the Trek website...

I chatted with someone today on the Trek website and he said they are Formula hubs. He provided no evidence to that end but that's what he said.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fynn

OK. That's kind of what I was thinking. You are...

OK. That's kind of what I was thinking. You are talking about oiling the freehub body correct? I've seen this method used before but I've always just purchased new bodies for Shimano because they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fynn

That is a good question. Part of my reason for...

That is a good question. Part of my reason for questioning is that I generally don't know what I have with the "Bontrager Approved" wheels. There is tons of info and reviews on the Open Pro Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fynn

Well they are magic...

Well they are magic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fynn

Mavic Open Pros vs. Alloy hubs; Bontrager Approved alloy rims

I recently acquired a 2012 Trek Madone 3.1 with 2500 miles on it. The specs list the wheels as "Alloy hubs; Bontrager Approved alloy rims."

From what I've Googled it looks like the hoops are Alex...
06-10-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,828
Posted By Fynn

No they didn't. Does anyone have an opinion on...

No they didn't. Does anyone have an opinion on whether my Open Pro Ultegra wheels are better?
06-09-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,828
Posted By Fynn

Good advice! I chatted with a couple reps on...

Good advice! I chatted with a couple reps on their website and they basically told me that it is cup and cone.

So I said "where do I get new cones?" At a Trek retailer was the answer.

The...
06-09-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,828
Posted By Fynn

Bontrager Wheel info: What type of hubs are these?

On a budget, I recently just picked up a 2012 Trek Madone 3.1. Maybe not the best bike in the world but a massive upgrade from the Trek 1000 I have been running for the last 12 years. Everything...
04-29-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Fynn

I did as you suggested and there is no rubbing in...

I did as you suggested and there is no rubbing in the stand as was before. It's pouring rain so I can't test it under load at the moment.
04-28-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Fynn

That's been my thought too. But why does pulling...

That's been my thought too. But why does pulling the lever a bit make it go away?
04-28-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Fynn

The pad that is rubbing "outer" is backed all the...

The pad that is rubbing "outer" is backed all the way out. And yet moving it closer by squeezing the lever makes it start rubbing.
04-28-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Fynn

Weird disc brake rub.

I've been fighting a strange and annoying disc rub on my rear Avid BB7's.

With the bike in the stand, everything is fine. However, under load while pedaling it has an annoying rub/tick usually on...
10-11-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

I understand. My experience with disc brakes is...

I understand. My experience with disc brakes is limited to this bike. However I do have almost 30K miles on it so I have quite a bit of experience with them. I've always struggled to some degree with...
10-10-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

I almost think it is a design flaw. Out of...

I almost think it is a design flaw. Out of curiosity I grabbed my old wheel with a thinner (worn) rotor and had much more clearance. I also remember when the rotor and pads were new I fought this...
10-10-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

I don't give up that easily. 😀 I believe I...

I don't give up that easily. 😀 I believe I finally have it fixed. I ended up trying an after market rotor I had lying around. Also I abandoned all instructions and just eyeballed the disc in the...
10-10-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,567
Posted By Fynn

I've ridden over 70,000 miles the last several...

I've ridden over 70,000 miles the last several years mainly on dirt and gravel. What I've learned about chain cleaning is that it should be like a good saddle. You shouldn't have to think about it...
10-10-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

Here is a pic of the caliper and pads....

Here is a pic of the caliper and pads. https://s10.postimg.org/8sm3qa75l/unnamed.jpg
10-09-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

I'm using Avid mountain bike levers. The actuator...

I'm using Avid mountain bike levers. The actuator arm has full travel.

One good thing is that my fork has v-brake bosses. I'm about ready to sell the front caliper and wheel and stick a v-brake on...
10-09-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

https://postimg.org/image/o1yg6ivu1/ At...

https://postimg.org/image/o1yg6ivu1/

At first The pads were more towed in towards the top. The only thing I could get to change this was changing back to the old spring instead of the new spring....
10-09-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

Can anyone answer whether it is normal to have...

Can anyone answer whether it is normal to have less clearance between the pads and rotor on the front than on the back with both pads dialed out?
10-09-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

Thanks for the replies. I suspect the mount is...

Thanks for the replies. I suspect the mount is most likely the issue. I've got 30k miles on this fork and have fought the issue on and off through the years. I had BB5's on before and experienced the...
10-09-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,720
Posted By Fynn

Finicky Avid BB7 adjustment

I have BB7's on one of my mountain bikes. It seems like every time I do anything to the front brakes/wheel, I get subsequent rubbing that I can't eliminate.

In the past I've had this issue after...
09-24-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Fynn

That was my experience. I bought a cheap Cateye...

That was my experience. I bought a cheap Cateye off of Amazon. It didn't have this ability. It was going to cost almost more to ship it back than I paid for it. :mad:
09-23-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Fynn

Computer with ability to input odometer

My 9 year old Sigma bike computer is about on it's last legs. I'd like to buy a new one that will allow me to input my current miles into it so I don't lose them. Can anyone recommend a bike computer...
08-30-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By Fynn

Anyone still using flashlights for headlights?

I have a couple 18650 torches I use for headlights. They are 5 years old or so and do the job. However I really like USB charging. Is anyone else still running 18650 flashlights or are there much...
08-30-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Fynn

The Edge 25 will likely have a longer battery...

The Edge 25 will likely have a longer battery life but aside from that I dunno. I have an older Garmin Edge 200 that I use and some days I wonder why I even use it. I leave my phone in the seat bag.
07-10-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Fynn

Annoying click. Can't find.

I've got an annoying click that I can't find. It isn't the seat post and I've removed and regreased the Hollowtech 2 BB 2 times.

It seems to alternate between left and right down stroke. I've...
03-28-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,373
Posted By Fynn

Switching to Double Crankset. Questions.

I have an 8 speed drivetrain on my road bike and I want to upgrade the crankset to a Hollowtech 2 type. It looks like my only options are to go to 10 speed or above. Based on extensive Googling it...
12-03-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,692
Posted By Fynn

10 speed crankset on 8 speed drivetrain.

I am looking to upgrade my crankset on my old Sora 8 speed road bike. I have read in several places that it is OK to use a 9-10 or 11 speed crankset with 8 speed cassette and shifters.

Anyone have...
06-12-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Fynn

Ok thanks. On the upside I got rid of the creak...

Ok thanks. On the upside I got rid of the creak by greasing the threads.
06-12-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Fynn

Square taper sealed BB feels "gritty"

I have a square taper sealed BB that feels buttery smooth out of the bike but it feels gritty when I turn the spindles by hand when installed in the shell? Why?
11-10-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By Fynn

I own the Showers Pass jacket. I like it, but one...

I own the Showers Pass jacket. I like it, but one major flaw is that the neck is pretty tight, presumably for keeping rain out. This also makes it hard to layer underneath much in the neck area....
10-06-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,985
Posted By Fynn

Salsa is a QBP Company. Does that mean any bike shop can order them?

Quality Bicycle Products (http://www.qbp.com/page/brands)

Does anyone know if any shop set up with QBP can order Salsa bikes or do you have to be a "dealer?"
02-26-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fynn

It's always darkest before the dawn. Right now it...

It's always darkest before the dawn. Right now it is extremely dark.
02-26-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By Fynn

The way this winter is going, I am starting to...

The way this winter is going, I am starting to think sometime around July 4th. I have a "dry" bike and a couple bikes "studded up." Problem is my "dry bike" is needing the drive train rebuilt and...
02-24-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,561
Posted By Fynn

Derailler Pulley Tooth Count: Does it matter?

I have heard conflicting stories, does it matter the tooth count when replacing derailleur pulleys? In other words does the number of speeds in your drive train effect the number of teeth in the...
02-18-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,433
Posted By Fynn

Shimano Claris Vs Old Sora 8 spd

I have an older inexpensive road bike with a rear sora 8 spd shifter that I can't make work properly. I don't want to have to upgrade any of the rest of the drive train, so want to stick to 8 spd...
02-17-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Fynn

Thanks a lot. I guess there is really no reason...

Thanks a lot. I guess there is really no reason to buy any, it appears that cable ties will function just as well...
02-17-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Fynn

Thanks. Anyone know if they are available...

Thanks. Anyone know if they are available online? FYI: my brakes are mechanical disc, if that matters....
02-17-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Fynn

What is this? Disc brake housing fastener?

I have never changed the brake cable housing on my bike. Most of the cable is secured with cable ties, but the fasteners on the seat stay appear to be different? What are they? Are they re-usable?
...
02-02-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,918
Posted By Fynn

Chain wear is dependent on a lot of things, none...

Chain wear is dependent on a lot of things, none more important that dirt/grit. I have ridden my mountain bikes approximately 50K miles on gravel roads over the past several years. I have a road bike...
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