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08-04-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,623
Posted By 70sSanO

If Sunnyrider56 really needed a new frame in...

If Sunnyrider56 really needed a new frame in August 2019, he waited way too long. Good luck finding something now.

John
08-02-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By 70sSanO

Get a set of 3x8 Claris flat bar shifters. You...

Get a set of 3x8 Claris flat bar shifters. You can also use a Shimano compatible Microshift shifters. They will shift your 3x8 Sora drivetrain.

You can use any cantilever flat bar brake levers,...
08-01-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By 70sSanO

Pull out your wallet and get a Moots YBB. The...

Pull out your wallet and get a Moots YBB. The Routt looks especially sweet for the road. Maybe add a ShockStop stem if needed.

John
07-31-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 961
Posted By 70sSanO

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes...

I hear that even the moon doesn't have bikes under $1000.

John
07-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By 70sSanO

Iím thankful my Dad never talked about this when...

Iím thankful my Dad never talked about this when I was a kid.

John
07-30-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 693
Posted By 70sSanO

You might want to post this in the Framebuilders...

You might want to post this in the Framebuilders sub-forum. The fork seems like the toughest nut to crack. The head tube might be solved by honing it out. I can’t tell you about how much material...
07-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By 70sSanO

Replace the chain. You are already going to...

Replace the chain. You are already going to replace the chainrings and cassette. You would be foolish to run an old chain with a new drivetrain.

If the chain length was correct for 48/32 there...
07-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks for the link. I think mine is mid 90's. It...

Thanks for the link. I think mine is mid 90's. It is 1 inch threadless. Probably a Ross Shafer stem and not QBP.

John
07-27-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By 70sSanO

I didn’t realize you bought thumb shifters. The...

I didn’t realize you bought thumb shifters. The left is not indexed so it will work fine.

John
07-26-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are running road brifters now with an XT...

If you are running road brifters now with an XT RD, you won’t have an issue because it has to be a 9 speed RD.

John
07-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By 70sSanO

A little bit depends on how you hurt it. If you...

A little bit depends on how you hurt it. If you were climbing, or really pushing hard, and your setup is off a knee can hurt a little bit. It has happened to me.

If you stay off the bike and it...
07-23-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,803
Posted By 70sSanO

The truth is Jan Heine doesn’t make tires,...

The truth is Jan Heine doesn’t make tires, neither does anyone at Rene Herse. They are contracted out.

Whether anyone at Rene Herse has developed unique tire formulas or whether the actual...
07-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,803
Posted By 70sSanO

It is funny but at one time only newbs on cheap...

It is funny but at one time only newbs on cheap bikes and old people rode 32’s. I’ve gone from 20mm to 25mm over the years. Pretty sure I can’t fit 28’s on my road bike. I’ll stick with 25’s. I’m not...
07-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By 70sSanO

You will be fine on a 17mm rim with a 38mm tire. ...

You will be fine on a 17mm rim with a 38mm tire.

As cpach said in the “bad” old days, which are still my current days, I’m running 2” tires on 17mm rims, and narrower, without any issues.

John
07-20-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By 70sSanO

This is really my personal preference, and I...

This is really my personal preference, and I imagine a lot of tourers will disagree, but I like having a nimble compact bike especially out of the saddle.

Admittedly I'm biased having ridden an...
07-17-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By 70sSanO

Years ago it had to do with the stiffness of the...

Years ago it had to do with the stiffness of the frame. If the bottom bracket shell is flexing some of the power is being lost. At least that is what was hyped.

That may not apply to modern...
07-16-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By 70sSanO

Keeping your eyes on the trail also applies to...

Keeping your eyes on the trail also applies to trees, rocks, and anything you want to avoid. If you look at them that is where you will go. Really important on bridges that you focus on where you...
07-14-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,460
Posted By 70sSanO

You should probably look into a steel/aluminum...

You should probably look into a steel/aluminum gravel bike; which is similar to a touring bike with wider tires.

Touring specific bikes have pretty much disappeared from most major brands and have...
07-14-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By 70sSanO

Get a universal claw derailleur hanger/adapter...

Get a universal claw derailleur hanger/adapter and then get any 7-9 speed derailleur. An older Deore/LX, or similar, (eBay) out of the 90’s and be done with it.

John
07-13-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By 70sSanO

I think the first step is to decide what you...

I think the first step is to decide what you want. Not just “a” frame but a frame from the short list. I’ve bought bikes and frames off of eBay and they have all worked out. You need to do...
07-12-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By 70sSanO

You will need to swap out the rear derailleur...

You will need to swap out the rear derailleur from Suntour to Shimano if you want to use Shimano index shifters.

The way it works is the shifter pulls a certain amount of cable length that moves...
07-09-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,495
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is a thought. If the family is going...

Here is a thought. If the family is going somewhere, race them there. I used to do that with my wife and kids. If we planned to head to the beach or some destination, I would calculate how much of...
07-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,731
Posted By 70sSanO

I spent 30 years in aerospace. The last 20...

I spent 30 years in aerospace. The last 20 specializing in compliance to DOD acquisition regulations. There were days when I would spend the morning in "discussions" with the Govt audit agencies and...
07-08-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By 70sSanO

I use a WTB Pure V on my mountain bikes. I liked...

I use a WTB Pure V on my mountain bikes. I liked it so much I am using one on my road bike.

I only brought this up since you will be riding off-road.

John
07-08-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By 70sSanO

Take a look at a Deore M510. It is a low...

Take a look at a Deore M510. It is a low clamp/top swing and the cable routing should work for you. It is a dual pull and the top pull routes from the back.
The bike is hanging from the rafters. I...
07-08-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve used Testors model paint. Mixed colors to...

I’ve used Testors model paint. Mixed colors to get a pretty close match.

John
07-07-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,731
Posted By 70sSanO

I have never gotten an instruction manual with a...

I have never gotten an instruction manual with a bike. And years ago there was no internet or youtube. There were generic repair books, but a lot of info came from word of mouth and trial and error....
07-07-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By 70sSanO

KMC X9 (X9.93). Cheap, nickel plated (a little...

KMC X9 (X9.93). Cheap, nickel plated (a little easier to clean), seems to last.

John
07-07-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,199
Posted By 70sSanO

You don’t. At least not yet. You get a...

You don’t. At least not yet.

You get a headset and then take the frame to a shop to make sure the head tube and bottom bracket shell are faced parallel and then have them press in the bottom...
07-06-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes. A 1055 has a 7 speed freehub body and will...

Yes. A 1055 has a 7 speed freehub body and will work just fine. If you look at the freehub body it will be threaded on the outside and inside; and have one cassette slot that is wider.

John
07-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 828
Posted By 70sSanO

After so many years I had never seen those. ...

After so many years I had never seen those. Pretty cool. Might be a good way to go when trying got get 2.1 mtb tires on 14mm wide rims. I'm using strapping tape now to give me a bit more space.
...
07-05-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By 70sSanO

Looks okay to me. ...

Looks okay to me.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/shimano105-r7000/RD-R7000-SS.html

John
07-04-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,087
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not sure of the grouch part more than a...

I’m not sure of the grouch part more than a realization of what works as I have aged.

The truth is that I don’t need 1t spacing on a cassette. Go back a few decades and I might want to play the...
07-01-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By 70sSanO

The first thing I would do is see if needle nose...

The first thing I would do is see if needle nose pliers can fit in the gap, maybe even forceps, to see how easy it is turn the remainder of the bolt. If it easily moves see if you can back it out.
...
07-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By 70sSanO

There are more hand positions, but you are more...

There are more hand positions, but you are more aero with a drop bar. It is easy to overlook until you ride into a 15/20mph headwind.

John
06-30-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,846
Posted By 70sSanO

The real difference between a $500 bike and a...

The real difference between a $500 bike and a $5000 bike...

The $5000 bike is in stock and who knows when the $500 one will be.

John
06-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By 70sSanO

Fat Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly. Great...

Fat Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly. Great perspective from one of the founders of mountain biking. A little bit of self promotion, but a good read.

John
06-29-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,846
Posted By 70sSanO

You know you can use this and throw it back in...

You know you can use this and throw it back in his ears, so to speak.

As... when you ride a $5000 bike everything meshes together, you can hear it and feel it. It is like music to your ears. It...
06-29-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,780
Posted By 70sSanO

I've assembled bikes without work stands many...

I've assembled bikes without work stands many years ago. Young and stupid. You should get a work stand and hex/torx wrenches.

However, the list expands depending on your definition of assemble.
...
06-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By 70sSanO

Five years from now the used market will be...

Five years from now the used market will be phenomenal as bike boom bikes sit in garages unridden.

John
06-27-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By 70sSanO

At the risk of drawing the ire... ... I’d...

At the risk of drawing the ire...

... I’d remove the stem, clean it up and either strip it and polish it, or re-paint it white. I’ve rattle canned a stem black to match the bike components.
...
06-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,901
Posted By 70sSanO

I imagine having an actual pic of the crack would...

I imagine having an actual pic of the crack would enhance this thread as it moves toward 100 posts.

Then we could argue the merits of whether it should have be caught sooner.

John
06-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,507
Posted By 70sSanO

There is so much information and mis-information,...

There is so much information and mis-information, even unintentional, out there.

The one thing I have not found is a solo cyclist is in an environment that will spread the virus by merely a...
06-26-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t have an answer. Hopefully someone here...

I don’t have an answer. Hopefully someone here or C&V can give you a definitive response.

John
06-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,537
Posted By 70sSanO

Now it one could somehow engage and disengage...

Now it one could somehow engage and disengage cogs and run different gearing on each side it would be interesting. No chain shifting, no internal gearing, just flip a lever and go from 40-14 to...
06-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe someone has actually polished a matte bike...

Maybe someone has actually polished a matte bike frame. I havenít, but I can tell you about polishing ukuleles. I have some ukuleles. I have polished the satin finish tops on a few of them; even used...
06-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By 70sSanO

The internet with videos is the big difference...

The internet with videos is the big difference between now and 30+ years ago.

Back then you picked up books that told you how, with maybe a few photos or diagrams. I still remember reading to...
06-23-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,138
Posted By 70sSanO

Those Dia Compe calipers were nothing to write...

Those Dia Compe calipers were nothing to write home about. Good dual pivots are so much better. Kool Stop pads help also.

As for the top tube housing... those black cable guides are tough to...
06-22-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By 70sSanO

30 years of marketing down the drain. John

30 years of marketing down the drain.

John
06-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a lot of typical stuff like chain worn,...

There are a lot of typical stuff like chain worn, chainring wear, gunked up chain etc. that can cause chain dropping but one issue with crank forward bikes is the enormously long chain.

I would...
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