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08-14-10, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By jbrians

thanks for the replies. I pretty much stay away...

thanks for the replies. I pretty much stay away from the 34-12. I'm not worried about the chainline hurting anything but I hate the noise. It has got to be causing wear on the pins as well.
It is a...
08-13-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By jbrians

Chainrub with compact crank

I'm pretty much sure what the answer is but here goes.
All 105 (9)sp components with a 105 external 50-35 Crank.
I ride a smaller bike so the chainstays are short. On the 34-12 rings (small, small)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By jbrians

But you don't want to be over-improving...

But you don't want to be over-improving components by too much on a limited quality frame either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By jbrians

If you have good insurance, it's a no-brainer!

If you have good insurance, it's a no-brainer!
09-15-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By jbrians

One thing no one has mentioned yet, is to check...

One thing no one has mentioned yet, is to check the tire pressure and add air, if necessary, before each ride.
08-21-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,823
Posted By jbrians

Linseed oil does a few things (raw, not boiled)....

Linseed oil does a few things (raw, not boiled). It prevents corrosion from starting because it excludes air and water from entering the nipple, so even though it does get stickier with age, it...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,868
Posted By jbrians

What happens to internal drag with the Schlumpf...

What happens to internal drag with the Schlumpf when it's not in direct mode?
06-01-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By jbrians

thanks for the replies!

thanks for the replies!
05-29-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By jbrians

Chipped CF frame

My 16 yr old nephew is a STRONG rider. 130 pounds of muscle and endurance, training for tri events (and winning many) in Ontario.
He is a bit hard on equipment though and has chipped the top tube on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By jbrians

With the exception of this year which was very...

With the exception of this year which was very dry, if I didn't ride in the rain...or at least be willing to get wet, I'd miss out on half my trips. I don't think I've ever been totally underwater...
09-28-07, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By jbrians

worst case is you can get a large nut spot welded...

worst case is you can get a large nut spot welded onto the threaded section that's left and remove it with a wrench.
09-10-07, 04:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,096
Posted By jbrians

Daycare or seniors?

Daycare or seniors?
08-31-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By jbrians

I drive an area fairly frequently and noticed a...

I drive an area fairly frequently and noticed a bike leaning on a tree. At one point, I stopped and looked at it since it had been there for months....this was a rural area about 1/2 mile from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By jbrians

not everything that stings is a honeybee. Yellow...

not everything that stings is a honeybee. Yellow jackets are mean and they don't die when they've stung you, hence they have "attitude" that the gentler bees don't have.
I have a small bee yard in...
08-20-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,732
Posted By jbrians

take an old really worn out chain and push a pin...

take an old really worn out chain and push a pin out using your chain tool.
The pin will have a significant wear mark over a small arc. If you turn the chain inside out, it will wear over the other...
08-16-07, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,732
Posted By jbrians

oil on the outside of a chain prevents rust and...

oil on the outside of a chain prevents rust and causes dirt to adhere. Oil on the inside of the chain lubes he parts and minimizes wear. A flimsy 10sp chain will last a LONG TIME if it's run in a...
08-15-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By jbrians

In my opinion, it's a matter of preference and...

In my opinion, it's a matter of preference and need. Just because you were being influended to go with a conventional drivetrain, doesn't mean you couldn't say something like "If you're buying it for...
08-15-07, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By jbrians

In my opinion, it's a matter of preference and...

In my opinion, it's a matter of preference and need. Just because you were being influended to go with a conventional drivetrain, doesn't mean you couldn't say something like "If your buying it for...
08-11-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jbrians

excellent information. Thanks. The bike has V...

excellent information. Thanks.
The bike has V brakes but my idea, since all the better forks come with mounting holes for a disk, was to go that way with a cable operated, V-brake lever compatible...
08-10-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jbrians

I'm still waiting.....

I'm still waiting.....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,923
Posted By jbrians

I just saw a used FUJI sell for $100 more in US...

I just saw a used FUJI sell for $100 more in US dollars than I bought it for new in $CAN
Maybe it's time to flip mine...
08-09-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By jbrians

+1

+1
08-09-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By jbrians

they are interchangeable. keep looking

they are interchangeable. keep looking
08-09-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jbrians

Suspension fork upgrade

I have an older, no suspension, KONA mtb that I really enjoy. It's been upgraded to 9sp and I rode it as a commuter for a while but I think I want to get back onto the trails with it.
If I put a...
08-09-07, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,526
Posted By jbrians

I think you are referring to the outside of the...

I think you are referring to the outside of the cogs?
On the cheaper, untreated steel cassettes, an oil film will help to prevent rust. Since the cassette has no moving parts though, more is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,040
Posted By jbrians

No way do I use underwear. I'm a Scott and I wear...

No way do I use underwear. I'm a Scott and I wear a kilt.
07-28-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By jbrians

my understanding then, is you are going to change...

my understanding then, is you are going to change over to 9 sp except for the shifters and the cassette, right?
Why don't you leave it until you are ready to do the whole switch. The rd can be used...
07-26-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,802
Posted By jbrians

Oh, you kidder you!

Oh, you kidder you!
07-26-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By jbrians

or maybe the spoke nipple sits inside the rim as...

or maybe the spoke nipple sits inside the rim as in a double walled rim?
In which case, you need to replace the rim tape or the tube will just blow out into the same space.
07-25-07, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,802
Posted By jbrians

You would have need $2

You would have need $2
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By jbrians

If you want to try your skills at "fast french"...

If you want to try your skills at "fast french" rent the movie "Bon Cop, Bad Cop"
07-23-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jbrians

I have just thought why my old coaster brake...

I have just thought why my old coaster brake bikes stopped as well as they did (ancient history now).
When we wanted to stop, we stood up on the pedals and leaned back and dug our heels in , so to...
07-23-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jbrians

In all the years that I've been squeezing the...

In all the years that I've been squeezing the front brake too hard I've never gone over the bars. The front wheel just doesn't grip hard enough to cause the g-force necessary. It skids first and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By jbrians

I upgraded my Giant KRONOS about 6 years ago to...

I upgraded my Giant KRONOS about 6 years ago to the new SORA 8 spd. What can I say....I had been a DT shifter (600 and 105) for 20 yrs and I had no idea that SORA was junk. This bike is about my...
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By jbrians

hey there Machka...I guess by now you've...

hey there Machka...I guess by now you've out-grown the tapes!
07-21-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By jbrians

pick up a shotgun cleaning kit 12 gauge if you...

pick up a shotgun cleaning kit 12 gauge if you are really keen on doing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By jbrians

95% of the arm chair experts couldn't tell the...

95% of the arm chair experts couldn't tell the difference between 105 and Ultegra 10sp if there was no label on the components. Save the 150 for a pair of shoes or new shorts.
If the money isn't an...
07-12-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By jbrians

It depends. Electrical tape that only needs to...

It depends. Electrical tape that only needs to cover the nipple head will do an OK job on a single wall rim. On a double I don't think so!
I had a blow out a week ago on my double wall rimed FUJI...
06-24-07, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,272
Posted By jbrians

This one is my guess as well. Likely the side...

This one is my guess as well. Likely the side that rubs is the side that is close to seizing.
06-19-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By jbrians

I think what really matters is if the shifters...

I think what really matters is if the shifters are bar mounted period. The old downtube shifters, friction or indexed, didn't care about the housing. The cable housing is fixed all along it's length...
06-18-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By jbrians

I believe that one thing that contributes to...

I believe that one thing that contributes to rapid air loss after a puncture is a too small tube for the tire size. The tube has to expand a fair amount to make contact with the inside of the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By jbrians

Spread the word...

Spread the word...
06-10-07, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By jbrians

Many of the Shimano hubs have replaceable races...

Many of the Shimano hubs have replaceable races but in over 40 years of riding and wrenching I've NEVER had to replace them on a bike that I owned/rode and maintained.
As they say...YMMV
05-21-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,542
Posted By jbrians

Because like all business owners he has a dream...

Because like all business owners he has a dream of doing well....the chase of wealth/power is addictive for some. And when the reality of the dream isn't realized and there is a less-than-expected...
05-13-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By jbrians

everything in the drivetrain is either new or as...

everything in the drivetrain is either new or as good as new. All cables and housing has been replaced with teflon lined SS stuff...no kinks, nice big loops so no kinking and the line into the cable...
05-13-07, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By jbrians

RD adjustment question.

I built up a MTB as a commuter. Deore XT 9sp RD and shifters, Tiagra 9spd chain and 12-25 cassette.
The shifting is very sluggish and sometimes the only way to get it to drop a gear is to shift it...
05-05-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By jbrians

I got a fantastic deal on a nice KONA hardtail...

I got a fantastic deal on a nice KONA hardtail last year for 10.00 Not sure on the model but it was 8 sp Deore XT. It's now my $200 bike after putting a nice paint job and a few good parts on it.
04-26-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By jbrians

I have a few older bikes with cup and cone BB's....

I have a few older bikes with cup and cone BB's. The plastic sleeve helps to keep some of the water that gets into the frame away from the bearings long enough for it to run out the drain hole that...
04-17-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,092
Posted By jbrians

I buy Krown in spray cans all the time. It's my...

I buy Krown in spray cans all the time. It's my spray lube of choice and it does a pretty good job on all the bike bits that need a drop of oil here and there. I've never used it on my chain...I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,461
Posted By jbrians

Harsh!!

Harsh!!
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