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05-12-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
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.
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...
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: 467
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...
04-20-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,096
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...
04-15-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,096
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
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."
03-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
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, 06:05 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...
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...
03-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By TiHabanero

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German"...

"it did put a dent in my opinion of "German" engineering."

Interesting statement. Work on German autos or motorcycles long enough and you realize they simply make vehicles like all the rest and...
03-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By TiHabanero

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not...

"bare minimum for a decent new bicycle that's not from a questionable "brand" is $500. that's a bottom-of-the-barrel bike that you'll probably wear out everything on it within a few months riding...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By TiHabanero

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few...

Recently worked for a Seven dealer for a few years. We sold a good number of their machines and about 75% were the butted frames. Personally I am unable to feel the difference between the butted and...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By TiHabanero

Carter was not made to be president. He...

Carter was not made to be president. He understands that, but also understands God gave him the presidency to positively affect some people's lives after he was president. If all of us can take on an...
02-25-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By TiHabanero

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and...

The crown on that fork should be aluminum and fairly resistant to damage. The steel mounting nut has likely corroded to the threaded brake stud. Penetrating fluid slopped all over the place might...
02-24-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By TiHabanero

I will answer two for you so that others may chim...

I will answer two for you so that others may chim in with the rest.

You will need the BB30 with bearings.
Ultegra 8000 is standard rim brake mount that has been around 100 years, 8010 is direct...
02-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By TiHabanero

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail...

From my experience in the bike biz at the retail level for close to 40 years, you have the dreaded rider syndrome and money is burning a hole in your pocket. Similar things happen to golfers and...
02-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By TiHabanero

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had...

Fortunately I build my own frames and have had the pleasure of experimenting with BB drop over the years. For obvious reasons concerning pedal strike a crit bike requires less BB drop than a touring...
02-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By TiHabanero

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that...

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that it is my favorite form of racing. I have ridden outdoor tracks with low banking and it was not intimidating at all. It takes real nerve to ride up a 50...
02-20-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By TiHabanero

I have succumbed to the fact over 50 requires a...

I have succumbed to the fact over 50 requires a lot more preventative maintenance than the years before. Doc was concerned I had prostate issues after a spike in PSA last year. Went to see Doctor...
02-20-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By TiHabanero

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you...

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you will fit in that frame.
02-19-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,558
Posted By TiHabanero

Thank you for riding Campagnolo

Had the pleasure of working on two bikes today running Campagnolo equipment. One was an older 10 speed, the other a 5 year old 11 speed. Very refreshing after working on bike after bike with Ultegra,...
02-19-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By TiHabanero

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata...

Although I raced the next generation Team Miyata with splined tubing, the gold head tube and long point lugs are my favorite gen race bikes from Miyata. My buddy raced a 60cm Pro Miyata circa 1983...
02-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,814
Posted By TiHabanero

Honest opinion piece on disc brakes

Just read The Russian Crank opinion piece about Chris Froome's comment on disc brakes and how they are becoming mandatory. Below is quoted from the piece and really does sum things up with complete...
02-12-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,388
Posted By TiHabanero

I work in a shop and we have a policy about...

I work in a shop and we have a policy about qualifying frame damage. There is no way to assure the owner the frame has not sustained damage that is hidden. My personal experience with carbon has...
01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
01-17-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By TiHabanero

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.

Replace with brass nipples and forget about it.
01-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,667
Posted By TiHabanero

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake...

Car Quest (Advance Auto Parts) hi temp disc brake grease. Works great and is 7 bucks for a 1 pound tub. Has an unusual non-grease scent as well. Color is somewhat clear. We use it in the shop because...
01-14-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By TiHabanero

I, too, am a fan of long setback posts. Got...

I, too, am a fan of long setback posts. Got frustrated in 2000 and built my first frame with a 72.5 STA. With a standard post and a Turbomatic saddle. Still had the seat all the way back on the...
01-13-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,416
Posted By TiHabanero

"Nice ... that wouldn't be one that Trek built?" ...

"Nice ... that wouldn't be one that Trek built?"

FYI, Trek doesn't build bikes. They contract out to Asian manufacturers to have bikes with their name on them produced. Specialized the same. Giant...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By TiHabanero

Thanks for the lead, unterhausen...

Thanks for the lead, unterhausen (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/unterhausen-136384.html). Have not been to that site before. Indeed they do have what I need! Excited to place an order!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,812
Posted By TiHabanero

Tifosi. I picked up a pair of Tifosi sunglasses...

Tifosi. I picked up a pair of Tifosi sunglasses 10 years ago and have been using them since. Bought a second pair two years ago so I could have a pair for brazing. I did not want they typical ugly...
12-26-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By TiHabanero

Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo...

Sella Italia Turbo. They reissued the Turbo saddle a few years ago and I scooped up two of them. Been using this model on two of my bikes since 1985. Flat and frim. Works perfectly for me....
12-24-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,019
Posted By TiHabanero

I have experimented over and over with tire...

I have experimented over and over with tire direction and found that it makes little to no difference when I ride. The little difference it makes is noise. Chevrons facing forward runs quieter than...
12-20-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,022
Posted By TiHabanero

Why not keep the current wheelset and get a...

Why not keep the current wheelset and get a Habanero ti frame? habcycles.com. I have had two of them and find them to be very good ti bikes. They have production frames at 995 bucks and custom frames...
12-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By TiHabanero

Replaced the rear der cable on a SRAM Apex bike...

Replaced the rear der cable on a SRAM Apex bike this past Tuesday. It was fraying exactly as the one in the picture, however it was about 5 years old. I see this every once in a while and am unable...
12-19-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,156
Posted By TiHabanero

Instead of asking Mike S to find an answer, ask...

Instead of asking Mike S to find an answer, ask yourself the same question. Why is it up to some rich guy to figure out our problems? As Jimmie Johnson said to a friend of mine who played for him,...
12-15-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,412
Posted By TiHabanero

"We are now entering the reading comprehension...

"We are now entering the reading comprehension part of the exam."

Got a good laugh out of this. The virtual world is weird. People get lost in their opinions and take the conversation where their...
12-12-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By TiHabanero

Post more so we can get some pics of the bike and...

Post more so we can get some pics of the bike and pics of you on the bike. Without them the guess work is extra difficult.
12-10-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,317
Posted By TiHabanero

This is one for Dear Abby. Dear discycling,...

This is one for Dear Abby.

Dear discycling, you are about to make a huge mistake. Your girlfriend is a nut, and you both need counseling. Drop her like a hot rock, find girl where you live and...
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