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04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 478
Posted By SalsaShark

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. ...

I love me a new, rock hard Brooks Professional. Might need to try out a Berthoud!
04-12-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By SalsaShark

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof...

Hollowtech bottom brackets are pretty bombproof in my experience. I use them on all but one of my bikes, and have only had to replace the BB on my 520. I think i got over 10,000 miles of all weather...
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-05-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear...

In my experience, if i can push the .75% wear down into the gap between rollers with only a bit of pressure, it is time to install a new chain. If the .75% drops in with gravity alone, it might be...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By SalsaShark

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and...

I assume this bike has a threadless headset, and you said you replaced the stem. Did you properly adjust the bearing preload in the headset before tightening the new stem mounting bolts onto the...
03-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By SalsaShark

The bottom

The bottom
03-13-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By SalsaShark

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an...

It makes no sense to me to chase miles on an ebike. If you are doing 300 miles a day for
for recreation, i suggest ditching the ebike and enjoy riding a normal bike. You will travel less miles, wear...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By SalsaShark

Soma still makes the Pescadero and Grand...

Soma still makes the Pescadero and Grand Randonneur framesets.
Maybe check out the New Albion Privateer
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By SalsaShark

You might be able to find a Trek Canti 520...

You might be able to find a Trek Canti 520 frameset. I don't see it in the website now, but i know they were still available pretty recently. Might be worth checking with a dealer.
03-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,378
Posted By SalsaShark

64f

64f
03-09-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By SalsaShark

Sounds like you pulled or tore a muscle maybe? ...

Sounds like you pulled or tore a muscle maybe?
Perhaps climb a different hill....
03-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By SalsaShark

If i dont keep my electrolyte and salt level up...

If i dont keep my electrolyte and salt level up during and after a long, sweaty ride, i will feel sick to my stomach and have similar problems. I have super salty sweat and lose tons of salt and...
03-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,253
Posted By SalsaShark

Are they steel or aluminum?

Are they steel or aluminum?
02-24-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By SalsaShark

+1 more for Velo Orange fenders if you want...

+1 more for Velo Orange fenders if you want something that functions nicely. Once initially installed, these could be removed and re-installed in a few minutes on a work stand....
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
02-20-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By SalsaShark

If Mad Honk passes, let me know! :thumb:

If Mad Honk passes, let me know! :thumb:
02-18-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By SalsaShark

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under...

I use an old shower curtain in the garage under the work stand. It is also nice to catch any dirt/mud or salt (winter) you knock off the bike during cleaning - it can be folded in on itself and taken...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,685
Posted By SalsaShark

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet...

It is less magical after it piles up a few feet deep and sits there for 4 months or so. It has not been above 10F for a couple weeks in my neck of the woods. Looks like we might get a break from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By SalsaShark

Might be able to find a NOS All-City Mr Pink...

Might be able to find a NOS All-City Mr Pink frameset, if you are lucky. The latest version of the classic closed out around $700 or so for the frameset if i remember correctly.
02-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By SalsaShark

Getting the most out of your chemical warmers

We've had a pretty good stretch of sub-zero weather in my neck of the woods. Along with the wind picking up, i have had to bust out the chemical warmers to suppliment my mittens on my commutes. ...
02-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By SalsaShark

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a...

There are hooks designed to hold a ladder from a rafter. Should work with that hole in the joist, but might need to slightly modify the top to fit through the joist. They come in different widths so...
02-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By SalsaShark

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a...

Fixed up a cheap Ross road bike for a buddy a couple years back. Hi-ten frame, stem shifters, steel-rim 27" wheels, turkey levers, etc....
Ended up being a pretty fun bike when it was all said and...
01-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By SalsaShark

One other thing to check is that the pad is not...

One other thing to check is that the pad is not contacting the tire when the brake is applied. Tires often have irregularities which can put the sidewall in a position to rub the brake pad or...
01-23-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,932
Posted By SalsaShark

A couple years ago we had an extended bout of sub...

A couple years ago we had an extended bout of sub zero temps for about a week without getting above zero for high temps. It bottomed out just under -30F, (and something stupid like -50 or -60F...
01-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By SalsaShark

My install had the same problem as yours, where...

My install had the same problem as yours, where the screw was too far off to the side of the seat tube to do any good. Rather tham scratch up the paint on the tube with no added benefits, i simply...
01-19-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By SalsaShark

I installed my GRX FD without that stabilizing...

I installed my GRX FD without that stabilizing screw or plate - still shifts perfect 2 years later with no additional adjustments since initial setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By SalsaShark

Well, if your top cap was only on finger tight,...

Well, if your top cap was only on finger tight, it probably rattled loose from riding and fell off when the bike was turned and tilted while lifting it up at some point. I imagine your headset is...
12-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By SalsaShark

Also....for those of you who have issues...

Also....for those of you who have issues breathing the cold air comfortably, you may be able to overcome this.
I used to have the same issue, where i would try to keep my mouth covered while...
12-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By SalsaShark

Above freezing - nothing on the face other than...

Above freezing - nothing on the face other than normal riding glasses to keep the chilly winds out of my eyes.
0F - 32 - Fleece neck gaiter that can be pulled up over the chin, mouth, or nose as...
12-25-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,154
Posted By SalsaShark

Left or track stand.....although track stands...

Left or track stand.....although track stands tend to confuse drivers at all-way stop sign intersections.
12-25-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By SalsaShark

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride

Naval Jelly, Clearcoat, Ride
12-25-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By SalsaShark

Use some citrus pumice cleaner first to loosen...

Use some citrus pumice cleaner first to loosen the dirt and grime (orange goop, Gojo, etc...) followed by Dawn dish soap to get rid of the citrus residue, color and smell. Proceed to rinse as...
12-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By SalsaShark

I have used a loose cassette cog modified to the...

I have used a loose cassette cog modified to the correct spacer width installed behind the cassette before - worked just fine. I see no issues if everything tightened down properly and you have...
12-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,813
Posted By SalsaShark

I am much stronger turning down, than i am...

I am much stronger turning down, than i am turning up.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,090
Posted By SalsaShark

Bag balm and hydrocortisone after shower before...

Bag balm and hydrocortisone after shower before bed. Clean area with isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide a few times daily and air out once in a while. Tiny bit of bag balm on area before...
12-01-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By SalsaShark

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with...

Using 36h hub and 3 cross lacing, i came up with about 295mm (295.6 NDS, 294.7 DS).
12-01-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By SalsaShark

Using 700c Rhyno Lite 32h rim with an ERD of...

Using 700c Rhyno Lite 32h rim with an ERD of 612mm, and the Shimano FH-T610 rear 32h 135mm QR hub, I came up with a spoke length of 298mm for a 3-cross lacing pattern.
11-30-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By SalsaShark

If I could see my house, i would probably walk...

If I could see my house, i would probably walk the bike to the garage. Otherwise, i would repair it roadside. Doesn't take long to replace a tube, but walking a bike is slow, especially up and down...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,066
Posted By SalsaShark

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the...

I just shove a shower cap above the rails of the saddle. When it rains, it only takes a couple seconds to remove it and stretch it over the top of the saddle.
11-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,536
Posted By SalsaShark

Studded tires help alot, lower tire pressure....

Studded tires help alot, lower tire pressure. Don't lean into turns, anticipate stops and scrub speed with the rear brake on downhill sections. If you feel yourself going down and cannot save it,...
11-24-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By SalsaShark

I had some WTB Velociraptors on a 26er for a...

I had some WTB Velociraptors on a 26er for a winter one season....slow as s#!t on pavement.
11-18-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,508
Posted By SalsaShark

The poll question and thread title contradict...

The poll question and thread title contradict each other. I swing my driveside leg over while mounting from the non-drive side. I also always unclip my left pedal first, for some reason.
11-15-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,312
Posted By SalsaShark

Had sustained winds of about 25 mph today with...

Had sustained winds of about 25 mph today with gusts well beyond that. Went out for a 20 mile ride this afternoon - keeps it interesting. I have ridden in much worse, probably exceeding 50 mph...
11-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By SalsaShark

Bar tape needs rewrapping on the Coke...

Bar tape needs rewrapping on the Coke bike.........sorry
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By SalsaShark

A 2x8 system will index fine with your 9-speed...

A 2x8 system will index fine with your 9-speed rear derailleur. You could save a few bucks going 8 speed and using the 8-speed cassette you already have in-hand, if you want to spend as little as...
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