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Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By TiHabanero

Mercator, I have the same year 1000 set up with...

Mercator, I have the same year 1000 set up with the SKS Longboard fenders and 38mm tires. That is as wide as I can get on it with fenders, but figure 40mm and possibly 42mm without fenders.
For...
05-12-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By TiHabanero

I am a notorious cheapskate and stopped buying...

I am a notorious cheapskate and stopped buying folding tires once I stopped racing. Outside of racing I don't see any reason to spend and extra dollar for a folding tire. Just not enough difference...
05-09-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By TiHabanero

"Ask someone else to do it for you"... Thanks...

"Ask someone else to do it for you"... Thanks nlerner. That is exactly what I did as per your suggestion. 15% commission. Should work out fine. Going to price each piece individually to sell quickly....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By TiHabanero

Mirrycle Mirror. Been around for decades and...

Mirrycle Mirror. Been around for decades and works exceptionally well.
05-09-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By TiHabanero

The Specialized website is not always correct....

The Specialized website is not always correct. Call the dealer before purchase. I know this because we are a dealer and have had to disappoint a few people already this spring.
05-09-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By TiHabanero

Bunch of parts how to get rid of them?

I don't do ebay or FB Marketplace, or bikeforums market, thus know my avenues of resell are limited. Most of the stuff is vintage 80's stuff and some modern 90's stuff. About 7-8 years ago I...
05-08-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By TiHabanero

20 years ago I scored a used shop quality Park...

20 years ago I scored a used shop quality Park double stand for $150usd. Still using it today. Even using the ever excellent Feedback Sports stand or the Park folding stand, one realizes how...
05-06-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 871
Posted By TiHabanero

My guess is that Giant does not have any 2021...

My guess is that Giant does not have any 2021 frames available, hence the 2020 frame offer. I wrench for a Giant dealer and we can't get any Revolts, and don't expect to see them until fall at the...
05-02-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,939
Posted By TiHabanero

I have built two of the Priority bikes with best...

I have built two of the Priority bikes with best drive and IGH 3 speed. Nice bikes and went together without a hitch. As note previously rear wheel removal and installation will be a major PIA, not...
05-01-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By TiHabanero

I work on belt drive bikes all the time and find...

I work on belt drive bikes all the time and find them very acceptable as an alternative to chain drive. They are nice and clean, quiet, and smooth. The only disadvantage is the coupling to IGH....
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By TiHabanero

My apologies in advance. Only a fool will pay 680...

My apologies in advance. Only a fool will pay 680 for that bike. Don't be a fool.
04-25-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By TiHabanero

My preference is for interrupted cable housing....

My preference is for interrupted cable housing. Makes servicing cables easier, provides better brake feel, and it looks better. Two of my vintage bikes have full length brake cable housing held in...
04-25-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By TiHabanero

The deeper rim will be stronger in the long run....

The deeper rim will be stronger in the long run. As for aero advantages don't count on it unless the rest of the wheel is built for aerodynamic advantages and the wheel speed is at a point where...
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By TiHabanero

The obvious answer that has not been brought up...

The obvious answer that has not been brought up is simply put. Ebay sucks.

That is why your account was deep sixed.
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By TiHabanero

So is the new like, umm, ah...

Customer walks in the door and blurts out "So, I have this bike and it needs..." It dawned on me that the word "so" has taken the place of "like", "umm", "ah", etc. I have taken notice that "so" is...
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By TiHabanero

10 years ago this past February my 33 year old...

10 years ago this past February my 33 year old brother died from lung cancer. Hope like hell it does not happen to you. It ain't pretty. In this day and age of advanced science and knowledge one...
04-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By TiHabanero

Cute.

Cute.
04-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

Hippies are from a generation ago, they are no...

Hippies are from a generation ago, they are no more.
04-18-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By TiHabanero

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home...

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home I have a Park as well. Can't kill these things unless seriously abused. As long as one keeps them tuned once in a while no dishing tool is needed. The...
04-18-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By TiHabanero

Value is in the eye of the beholder. My opinion...

Value is in the eye of the beholder. My opinion is that you did not get ripped off, presuming the work performed is correct and the objective achieved. Add to that the frequency of replacing parts on...
04-18-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,197
Posted By TiHabanero

I am not an expert in these matters, however I...

I am not an expert in these matters, however I have been going through the same search as the OP. Almost purchased a used Jack Wolfskin tent, but am very pleased that it did not work out for me as I...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By TiHabanero

This winter I spent many hours on the Wahoo...

This winter I spent many hours on the Wahoo riding through Japan. Haven't been there since 1981 and remember it well. Thought of moving there shortly after that, however not a place someone moves to...
04-17-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

mstateglfr, I stand corrected. Drop bar mountain...

mstateglfr, I stand corrected. Drop bar mountain bikes already exist, but are not labeled as "gravel" bikes. Thank you and the other posters for help in understanding the "gravel" category. I think I...
04-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, when running friction the derailleurs...

chaadster, when running friction the derailleurs do not neet readjustment. Connect cable and go. No thru frame routing and every cable stop was slotted making routing cables and housing a snap. Set...
04-15-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, the first time I made the switch from...

chaadster, the first time I made the switch from commuter to ATB was an effort, however after the umteenth time I did it my proficiency was outstanding and it went very quickly. Fortunately I only...
04-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

chaadster, the bike was new at the time I...

chaadster, the bike was new at the time I converted to a drop bar ATB. Yes, they are common now, but in 95 not so. Used a set of long reach side pull brakes. I don't remember exactly the brand or...
04-15-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,095
Posted By TiHabanero

BQ article Rethinking the Gravel Bike

The latest edition of Bicycle Quarterly has an article titled Rethinking the Gravel Bike. This is my take-a-way from article. After reading it I sighed relief that there is someone else out there...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

An update on this sorry tent saga. I had to wait...

An update on this sorry tent saga. I had to wait a week due to work before connecting with the guy that had the tent. Operative word here, "had". He figured I was not interested and sold it to...
04-10-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately you have the dreaded short torso...

Unfortunately you have the dreaded short torso longer leg syndrome. Tough to fit you on anything production. I suggest you contact the manufacturer and ask them directly what they recommend. Midstep...
04-02-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By TiHabanero

The chance of the helmet being put to use is...

The chance of the helmet being put to use is minimal. Rarely does it happen. The purpose of a helmet is protection should your head hit the pavement or other hard, unyielding object. As one who does...
04-01-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By TiHabanero

There was a time when I did regular maintenance...

There was a time when I did regular maintenance on pedals, but today the cost of the labor to do so is prohibitive so we no longer offer it as a service outside of Speedplay pedals. An interesting...
Forum: Touring
03-30-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Thanks to all for their input. The ride will...

Thanks to all for their input. The ride will consist oTf two parts. Part one is a ride from the Midwest where I live to the east coast and back. Part two the following year is a ride from the Midwest...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

elcruxio...

elcruxio (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/elcruxio-242190.html), your information is excellent and more definitive than what I found in my web search. You must write texts for a living, or perhaps...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By TiHabanero

Tent Material in Question

A friend of mine has a tent for sale @ $100. It is a Jack Wolfskin and is made from polyester. It is about 5 or 6 years old and in good condition with only the stuff sack having a tear in it. I have...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By TiHabanero

I have an 85 Miyata 1000 and find it tours just...

I have an 85 Miyata 1000 and find it tours just fine with rear panniers and a handlebar bag. 30 pounds on the rear and 8 pounds up front works fine. Never a shimmy unless riding no hands. I believe...
03-26-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,190
Posted By TiHabanero

Do you know what is causing the punctures? What...

Do you know what is causing the punctures? What is in the casing causing the problem?
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By TiHabanero

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most...

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most 130 spaced hubs can be converted to 135, and in doing so will help quite a bit with evening out spoke tension between the drive and non-drive sides. Of...
03-24-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,784
Posted By TiHabanero

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I...

Shay Howe is a person that speaks my language. I am a trained auto tech, have worked as a motorcycle tech, and worked on turbines all in a past life when I was younger. Tinkering is what I do in my...
03-23-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,681
Posted By TiHabanero

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on...

Sure do like the simplicity of the graphics on those old Cdales. A name and a bunch of panted tubes is all that is needed. Really stands out in my eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,779
Posted By TiHabanero

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the...

"The best tape is the kind that wraps right the first time."

Correction: "The best "taper" is the kind that wraps the tape right the first time."
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,849
Posted By TiHabanero

adam.schwartz4, I prefer Continental tires as I...

adam.schwartz4, I prefer Continental tires as I get good results with them. All my bikes have Conti's as they wear well and don't flat easily. The current 38's on my touring rig are City Ride. I...
03-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By TiHabanero

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20...

PLEASE HAVE THE HUBS, BB, HEADSET REPACKED! 20 year old grease is in need of replacement.
03-17-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By TiHabanero

Been wrenching since 1982 either full time or...

Been wrenching since 1982 either full time or part time. Currently I am wrenching full time as my final farewell to the working world. Basic tune ups that cover adjustments takes me 45 minutes on...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,627
Posted By TiHabanero

Maybe I am old. In my youth-filled days the...

Maybe I am old. In my youth-filled days the neighbors walked around with a pooper scooper and carried their dog-ends that way. When they arrived at home they put it in a composting bin. Must not make...
03-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By TiHabanero

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If...

Go ahead and do a tap test with a quarter. If tone changes to a lower tone from the surrounding area then there is a problem. That nick looks exactly like the one on a Trek frame I have in the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,849
Posted By TiHabanero

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires....

This is my experience going from 28-32-38 tires. 28's roll great and work well for lighter loads around 20lbs on the rear rack. Commuted for 10 years a 30 mile round trip in all weather including...
03-15-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By TiHabanero

Stupid telephone poles. Wouldn't need helmets if...

Stupid telephone poles. Wouldn't need helmets if telephone poles weren't in the way.
03-15-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,034
Posted By TiHabanero

Late to the party here, but do have some input...

Late to the party here, but do have some input with this example. This summer a customer came in with a Kickr that was three years old and had a bearing problem. I contacted Wahoo and arranged a fix....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By TiHabanero

Have a customer that just had to have a new bike...

Have a customer that just had to have a new bike and all that was available was a semi-aero bike designed more for racing than casual riding. His fit indicated the bike was the wrong one. Period. ...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By TiHabanero

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot...

Took my wife's car in for air bag recall. Idiot light was on, but it went out a few days later. No idea why. Second air bag recall the idiot light was on and had the service manager reset it before...
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