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02-24-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 328
Posted By John Valuk

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo...

No, you didn't say anything about the Cateye Velo 7. I'm sorry if you got the impression that I was lighting into you by quoting your post; that was not my intention.

What I was trying to get at...
02-24-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 328
Posted By John Valuk

The Cateye Velo 7 is a simple wired computer that...

The Cateye Velo 7 is a simple wired computer that doesn't "feel like junk" to me.

The only reason I replaced mine was because I wanted to move to something that could also display cadence.
02-10-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,488
Posted By John Valuk

For what it's worth, I totally get that...

For what it's worth, I totally get that reference.

Cool bike, too!
02-09-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,488
Posted By John Valuk

I see a reference here to 32 mm tires. When...

I see a reference here to 32 mm tires.

When you're looking at frames, that will be an important criterion to keep in mind, because some frames will absolutely not accommodate a tire of that size....
02-09-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 169,346
Posted By John Valuk

I have SKS Longboards (45 width) on my '95 Trek...

I have SKS Longboards (45 width) on my '95 Trek 730 Multitrack, running 700 x 37 Continental touring tires. I think SKS claim 28-38 mm tire width on their web site. I have a picture of that bike in...
02-08-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,488
Posted By John Valuk

If you were local to me - which you're not - I'd...

If you were local to me - which you're not - I'd have you trying out my 2002 Litespeed Siena that's probably about your size, but is a bit big for me.

With a titanium frame and 2002-vintage...
01-31-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By John Valuk

For the ultrasonic cleaners that I have used, the...

For the ultrasonic cleaners that I have used, the instructions stated clearly that the unit should be filled to a specified level (which was fairly close to the top of the tank).

If parts were...
01-24-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,321
Posted By John Valuk

I went through a similar decision-making process...

I went through a similar decision-making process a while back. I went with Cinelli cork gel, in black (~$18).

That let me get some experience without much anxiety over possibly botching the job...
01-13-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,042
Posted By John Valuk

The mounting system for my Fenix headlight has...

The mounting system for my Fenix headlight has been satisfactory, but I've only had it for a few months, and I haven't really given it a beating. The batteries (easily) come out of the light for...
01-13-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,042
Posted By John Valuk

A lot of these have been designed with less...

A lot of these have been designed with less battery capacity than I would prefer. I would be willing to go a little bit bigger/heavier/more expensive, but I don't necessarily want to get into lights...
01-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By John Valuk

I have a '95 Trek 730 Multitrack that is equipped...

I have a '95 Trek 730 Multitrack that is equipped with Trek's "System 1" bar ends that are similar to what you show first in your opening post (tubular aluminum).

Most of my riding is on the road,...
12-26-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,042
Posted By John Valuk

The headlight I'm using doesn't have a charging...

The headlight I'm using doesn't have a charging port directly on it. The batteries have to be removed (easy to do) for charging.

One advantage of that sort of design is that one could bring along...
12-25-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,042
Posted By John Valuk

I bought my first "good" LED flashlight in 2008....

I bought my first "good" LED flashlight in 2008. I was amazed at the time, and I am amazed today at how much farther they have come.

Between LED technology, battery technology, and control...
12-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By John Valuk

Here's the page that has links to the scanned...

Here's the page that has links to the scanned catalogs and technical manuals: Trek, Fisher, Klein, LeMond and Bontrager Bike Catalogs (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm).
12-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By John Valuk

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on...

Cool! If one of those turned up for that price on my local CL, I'd be all over it.

If you're interested in finding out more details about what you have, you might look at the Vintage Trek site.
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12-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By John Valuk

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but.. ...

You didn't ask about rear derailleur, but..

...some "road triple" setups use a longer-cage rear derailleur, compared to their "double" counterparts.

Some riders report that they get along fine...
11-22-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By John Valuk

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and...

Behold the variety of mini grease guns and accessories from Dualco: Dualco Push Type Grease Guns (http://dualco-inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Push-Squeeze-Fittings.01.Web_.pdf).

Check out the...
11-22-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,643
Posted By John Valuk

We all have our moments. At least you...

We all have our moments.

At least you weren't performing brain surgery, eh?
11-20-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,301
Posted By John Valuk

Perhaps you are thinking of trichloroethylene?

Perhaps you are thinking of trichloroethylene?
11-18-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By John Valuk

I have a '95 Trek hybrid with a flat bar. It has...

I have a '95 Trek hybrid with a flat bar. It has tubular aluminum bar ends similar to the ones linked to earlier - not very "ergo" ones, but with slip-on Lizard Skins grips to make them a little bit...
11-17-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By John Valuk

I looked into the same deal a while back when I...

I looked into the same deal a while back when I was in the process of waking up my 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack, and learned about the 1997 recall. That bike, too, had the FC-MC12 cranks.

I chose not...
11-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 287,765
Posted By John Valuk

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket...

My '95 Trek 730 got a new bottom bracket yesterday evening. It made me happy to find that the original BB-LP25 wasn't seriously rusted in place.

Rode it this morning; very nice.
11-14-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By John Valuk

Aero Tech has some in their lineup. Whether...

Aero Tech has some in their lineup.

Whether they have the style you want in stock will depend on the size you need. I think they are getting pretty thin on inventory for some things.
11-13-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,338
Posted By John Valuk

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop....

The guy complaining could just buy the bike shop. Problem solved!
11-12-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By John Valuk

I have a mix of Presta and Schrader, so after...

I have a mix of Presta and Schrader, so after buying the one I linked to earlier, I bought this one: SKS Bike Pump Accessories Multi-Valve Head with Header, Black, One Size ...
11-12-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By John Valuk

If you are talking about something to get from a...

If you are talking about something to get from a screw-on Schrader connection to a locking chuck for a Schrader valve, you might try something like this: LUMITECO 2 PCS Locking Air Chuck with Air...
11-05-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,074
Posted By John Valuk

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I...

I haven't ridden a motorcycle in years, but I have the impression that some of my training and experience from that still influences my automobile driving.

I think the one I notice the most is the...
11-01-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 169,346
Posted By John Valuk

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had...

I am the original owner of this '95 730. It had been mostly hibernating for a long time, but I woke it up a few months ago.

After learning that the original FC-MC12 crank arms were under a...
10-31-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By John Valuk

On the Vintage Trek site, they have a number of...

On the Vintage Trek site, they have a number of catalogs and technical manuals available for download. (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm)

For a 700 Multitrack, the 1991 and...
10-30-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

Go to archive.org, and they have a place where...

Go to archive.org, and they have a place where you can type in a web address (e.g., litespeed.com). If they have information archived for that web site, you'll be able to see by year/month/day when...
10-30-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

You can use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine...

You can use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to look at some 2002 snapshots of the Litespeed web site - including an on-line presentation of their catalog content.
10-30-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

I have read a number of posts on-line describing...

I have read a number of posts on-line describing it that way. I can personally confirm (because I just looked at mine yesterday) that the detail machined into the cups is not correct for the Cane...
10-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too. ...

I did reach out to Litespeed about this, too.

I posted here because there's a lot of expertise rattling around on these forums, and there's a chance of hitting the jackpot for a specific issue...
10-29-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By John Valuk

Wrench at a Litespeed dealer?

Does anyone here wrench at a Litespeed dealer? Or know someone who does?

Their "dealer finder" doesn't show anything near me, so I don't really have a "local" dealer.

I recently purchased a...
10-27-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,030
Posted By John Valuk

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing...

If I get a flat while out riding, the first thing I do is find a moth, then ask it to go fetch a giant eagle.

Then I get out my kit and either patch or replace the tube. In case, like, the eagle's...
10-27-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,502
Posted By John Valuk

I wasn't aware of the SKS Longboards, but seeing...

I wasn't aware of the SKS Longboards, but seeing a couple of pictures here was enough to convince me to try them.

I'm positively impressed by the design and construction, and I think they look...
10-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By John Valuk

That's something that might be generally true,...

That's something that might be generally true, but things can get weird when supply chains get messed up (like, maybe during a pandemic).

I have in recent times found myself getting "a piece from...
10-23-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By John Valuk

I recently replaced the original cheap Wellgo...

I recently replaced the original cheap Wellgo pedals on my old hybrid - with some new cheap Wellgo pedals. They were $9.99 per set (plus shipping).

Since I was already paying shipping, I bought a...
10-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,502
Posted By John Valuk

Welcome to my world - not necessarily for yellow...

Welcome to my world - not necessarily for yellow fenders, but for a lot of other things.

It can be tough when something you want is simply not to be had. Good on you for reaching out to SKS about...
10-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,502
Posted By John Valuk

Hey, thanks! I already have mudguards, but the...

Hey, thanks! I already have mudguards, but the ones you are using look as though they would work (and look) better.
10-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,502
Posted By John Valuk

Maybe you already shared this, and I missed it,...

Maybe you already shared this, and I missed it, but in any case - would you be willing to share details about what mudguards you are using in the picture you posted?
10-20-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,246
Posted By John Valuk

What you relate here is just so classic: ...

What you relate here is just so classic:

Authority asserts that you are doing Wrong Thing.
Authority learns that you were in fact not doing Wrong Thing.
Authority lectures you about the...
10-19-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By John Valuk

Thanks for the tip. I've had a Chapman set for...

Thanks for the tip. I've had a Chapman set for many years, but I don't think I've used it since I got one of the Wadsworth Falls sets.

For a lot of applications, either one would serve well.
10-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By John Valuk

For what it's worth, Wadsworth Falls makes a mini...

For what it's worth, Wadsworth Falls makes a mini ratchet system that can work in some insanely tight spaces.

My only gripe is that I don't currently know of a place to buy components (e.g.,...
10-16-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By John Valuk

My cycling computer wants at this point in time...

My cycling computer wants at this point in time are similar to yours, and I don't mind the wired aspect of it. When I was looking at bike computers a few months ago, the Cateye Velo 7 was a pretty...
10-16-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,207
Posted By John Valuk

At this time, a lot of my riding is on county and...

At this time, a lot of my riding is on county and state highways, preferentially ones that have a bike lane. One of my nightmare scenarios is a driver obliviously cruising along with two wheels...
10-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By John Valuk

That's a very reasonable question. I did try to...

That's a very reasonable question. I did try to get some idea of what Shimano would do for this - which to Shimano's credit is not altogether bad. It's just not what I thought would please me the...
10-16-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By John Valuk

I was thinking recently that, when the original...

I was thinking recently that, when the original BB on my bike finally gave up the ghost, I'd replace it with a UN55. Just a no-brainer, right?

Then I read about them being discontinued.

So, now...
10-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By John Valuk

Replacing (recalled) FC-MC12 crank arms with FC-MC16

I have a '95 Trek Multitrack 730 that, until recently, still had the original FC-MC12 crankset.

That crankset is one of several covered under a Shimano voluntary recall from 1997. Although that...
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